Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that he would like to have at least one more addition to his squad as soon as possible. The Red Devils bagged their third successive win in pre-season after they beat rivals Manchester City in the International Champions Cup.
Summer signings Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof both featured in the game while the former got into the score sheet alongside Marcus Rashford in what Mourinho considers as a good training session. United have been in the pursuit of Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic over the past month, but there has not been any breakthrough with the Nerazzurri sticking to their £48m asking price.
Speaking to reporters after the Citizens win, Mourinho clarified that he would like to have to add at least one more signing to his squad with the coordination of the players important ahead of the upcoming campaign.
He told, via Sky Sports News: “When I look to the team and Lukaku, Lindelof, I would like my squad to be here, my whole squad. If you manage to get one more player – I’m not even crying for two – if we get one player, as soon as possible. Because we can see Lindelof is in a team, Lukaku is in a team. The understanding between the players, the Paul [Pogba] pass, the way Lukaku holds the ball.”
The Special also took the example of West Ham United during his interview highlighting that the Premier League is likely to get more competitive with the signings made by fellow English clubs.
The Hammers have already pursued deals for the likes of Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart while Marko Arnautovic and former Red Devil Javier Hernandez are on the cusp of joining from Stoke City and Bayer Leverkusen respectively.
Manchester United face off against Real Madrid in the Super Cup early next month, and Mourinho would no doubt want a new attacker in his ranks as he looks to get one over his former club, who will compete in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo.