Man United are playing their first pre-season match tonight against LA Galaxy, and the gaffer discussed transfer activity during the press conference.
Mourinho defended Ed Woodward and explained that his job is difficult, but that the club is working to close two more deals in the coming days, but there is a possibility that they will have to satisfy with just one.
“We don’t have our door closed,” he said. “Everything is so difficult. I would not like to be in Ed Woodward’s position of negotiation because everything is really difficult. Maybe we don’t get two more, maybe we get one. The squad needs that balance. I don’t want to say any names, because I don’t think it is correct,” Mourinho continued.
“Every club in the Premier League has quality, money to buy and money to refuse to sell. People do not focus on the power to keep. I think the market is so strange. Very good players, there are not many to buy. The prices are out of context. The clubs with the power not to sell refuse to sell. Many clubs in the Premier League simply refuse to sell their best players and that is fantastic, it makes the competition so hard. Everyone is an opponent, every match is difficult with a risk of losing. That is why the Premier League is the Premier League,” the Portuguese concluded.
Mourinho and the Red Devils already brought Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku this summer but they are still chasing deals for Nemanja Matic and Ivan Perisic, and whether they can get both of them remains to be seen.