Manchester United win fails to soothe José Mourinho's transfer irritation

Manchester United win fails to soothe José Mourinho's transfer irritation

Mourinho was particularly annoyed to miss out on a series of centre-back targets, including Leicester's Harry Maguire who shone for England in Russian Federation.

"You can't sort of fall back and think "I'm changing my mind" - you've gone too far".

Asked if he had the tools to compete without new signings, Mourinho said: "I have my players, I like my players, I like to work with my players".

"It is hard for me to understand, we finish second which I keep saying, that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

"Will his style of play bring us an EPL (English Premier League) title?"

"It was not easy to manage the game from the touchline, but I told the players we had good periods, lots of glimpses of the type of football we wanted to play". "They spent more money..."

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He got that from his team's display at Old Trafford , from the way they started so well to how they saw the game out at the end. I enjoy the last season, the fight to finish where we finished and to manage the best position in five or six years.

"Fred is a very good player, he will help us".

"Jose Mourinho is a great manager, one of the best managers in the world over the last 15 years and will go down in history". "We will have the same players, the injured players are not going to be back", said Mourinho. "We want to go up".

Pereira impressed in pre-season and did so again on Friday evening as he made his first league start for the Reds in a deep-lying central midfield role.

"You have to keep it in mind, but you have to keep working to get better and better because I am still quite young".

The midfielder who amassed a total of 718 appearances for the club questioned the Portuguese manager's idea of a "new-look" for United, saying former manager Sir Alex Ferguson has already left the club with a flawless recipe for success. "I am happy with the performance to make this game in this condition, it's encouraging for the future".

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Matteo Darmian tested Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel at the near post early into a second half that United started with bundles of possession, but few clear-cut chances.

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