EPL: Mourinho hints at problem with Manchester United board over transfers


Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has hinted that he is not happy with the board over the failure to bring the players he asked for this summer.

Mourinho identified Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, Yerry Mina, Jerome Boateng and Diego Godin as centre-back targets, but the club refused to pursue any of them.

With the transfer window closed on Thursday in England, the Portuguese has to make do with what he has for the 2018/2019 season.

Asked if there was a problem with United’s board not agreeing with the names put forward, Mourinho told Sky Sports after their 2-1 win over Leicester City: “That’s football management.

“Football is changing. Probably football managers should be called more head coaches. We have big multi-functional coaching staffs and I think we are more the head coach than the manager.”

Mourinho also claimed he told his players to “give me what you have” ahead of their first league fixture.

He added: “I had my plans for many months and I find myself in the beginning of the Premier League, with the market closed, I find myself in a situation which I did not think I was going to be in.

“I think it will be the last time I speak about it. It’s finished, the market is closed and no more talk about it.”



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