Mourinho slams United board
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has slammed club's board after the Red Devils failed to secure services of a center-back.
The Special One had prioritized landing a center back during the concluded transfer window and he believes his side will now face a difficult campaign. Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng, Harry Maguire and Diego Godin were among the names Mourinho targeted but the deals failed to materialize. Despite registering a 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday night in the Premier League opener, Mourinho was not happy that issues with the squad weren't addressed.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Mourinho was asked if the new campaign will be difficult without the signings he wanted, "Of course it will be. I think it will be a difficult season for everybody, not just for us. For us, it will be a difficult season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months," he replied.
"But I find myself in the beginning of the Premier League, with the market closed, I find myself in a situation that I thought I was not going to be in, but I think it’s the last time I speak about it. Maybe last time in the press conference if any of your colleagues ask about it. But over, finished, the market is closed. And no more talk about it," he added.
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