Mourinho complains about Manchester United's lack of transfers again

Heather Diaz
August 12, 2018

- Leicester City (@LCFC) August 10, 2018There has been a general buzz in the footballing world as fans eagerly awaited the start of the new season following the hugely successful World Cup.

"We don't have a penalty taker, it's how we feel and I chose to take it".

"But it's good that they feel that we are all together, the same team as last season, and we can all fight for big things and show to everyone that we have a very good squad and very good team, and the players can still improve".

"It's my style of taking penalties, I've always done it", he said.

"These players are happy in that dressing room, Paul Pogba has come back really, really happy this week, enthusiastic". Now he says: 'I am World Cup champion!' We want to go up. Vardy pulled a goal back deep into stoppage time when he stooped to head in after Ricardo Pereira's cross came back off the post and United were forced to see out a nervy final few minutes to get off to a winning start. I want to progress and get better again and I want to win more trophies.

And although left-back Luke Shaw - one of Mourinho's other whipping boys - was made man-of-the-match for his win-clinching first ever goal for United it was Pogba's drive, determination, influence and leadership that were key to victory.

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Pogba scored and dominated as United's captain in their 2-1 home win against Leicester City to kick off their season. The two-time Champions League victor added: "At this point I'd just say we need to win".

"Pogba was a monster", said Mourinho.

"Paul was fantastic, his contribution was awesome but the fuel was disappearing. We thought a maximum 60 minutes but he managed 80". We were in trouble.

Young full-back Diogo Dalot, Brazil worldwide midfielder Fred and back-up goalkeeper Lee Grant were all important additions and could well go on to play crucial roles in the Premier League campaign to come, but everybody knows that United haven't done the work they set out to do in May. "I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches".

"I am [also] very pleased for Luke", Mourinho said.

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". "He made one mistake in 90 minutes, he was very good defensively".

Although the 5pm deadline for completing transfers is drawing perilously close, Manchester United are still believed to be trying to finalise a deal for Toby Alderweireld.

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