Manchester United bosses 'vetoed' Jose Mourinho's targets

Heather Diaz
August 10, 2018

Manchester United reportedly wanted to sign Rafael Varane.

The club only wanted to sign a defender in the bracket of Raphaël Varane, although Real Madrid would not listen to any offers for the World Cup victor. In the campaign prior to that, United made complete mincemeat of their opponents by beating them 4-1.

The future of Manchester United and French global midfielder Paul Pogba at Old Trafford remains a mystery as the transfer window slowly begins to close as conflicting reports continue to surface.

Man Utd failed to make any deadline day signings despite Jose Mourinho's request for a new centre-back.

Manchester United might have purposefully denied Jose Mourinho his wish of a new centre-back in the hope that they can drive him out of the Old Trafford hot-seat.

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insisted he is happy with his squad heading into the Premier League season, despite the club's failure to meet his transfer demands. By United's calculations he had simply missed too much football through injury over the last three years - playing no more than 19 league games in each season. However, Metro reports that as far as Tottenham's boss is concerned, there is no move. I'm sure United would've known of him, certainly Mourinho I imagine would have known of him as well.

When talking in a media session about Spurs' opening fixture against Newcastle this Saturday lunchtime, Pochettino addressed the rumours, saying: "We didn't receive (any offer) for any player".

Claude Puel's realistic aim will be to have Leicester finish in the top half of the Premier League this season.

"When you repeat 1000 times that my relationship with my players is not good, a lie repeated 1000 times is still a lie".

"But it's the same conversation as with (Ashley) Young, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Jesse) Lingard, it's the same". It gives us a couple of weeks to recover people and to prepare people better and to focus on the players that are available, so I'm not even thinking about that list of players I gave you - Matic, Valencia and so on. Having left the club's United States tour to attend the birth of his child, the French forward will now "start again", Mourinho said, with pre-season training.

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