Jose Mourinho says he would like to add two new faces to his Manchester United squad before the transfer window shuts but won’t be upset if the club fails to meet his target.
The Red Devils have made just three additions to the squad which finished distant runners-up to Manchester City in the Premier League last season, bringing in Lee Grant, Diogo Dalot and Fred.
Out of that trio, only Brazilian midfielder Fred is viewed by Mourinho as a player who can slot straight into his first team, with the Portuguese admitting his starting line-up for the opening game of the season against Leicester will have a familiar look to it.
However, the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss is still hopeful of completing at least one more signing before the 2018-19 campaign gets underway, with a new defender top of his list.
Leicester centre-half Harry Maguire and Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld are understood to be United’s big targets, but little progress appears to have been made on reaching an agreement with either club.
Both Spurs and the Foxes are reluctant to sell one of their star defenders although Mourinho remains hopeful there could be some late movement in the market.
The “Special One” admits it might be a struggle to bring in the two new players before the window shuts on August 9 and insists he’ll remain calm if he does not get the late reinforcements he desires.
“I am confident I will get one, but I think two I am not going to get – which is not a drama,” he told beIN Sports.”
“It’s our nature, you always want more for your team, but then club decisions are different and normally you don’t get what you want, which happened during all my career.”