Jose hits back at 'lies' over unrest

By Mutala Yakubu
Jose Mourinho insists he has a good relationship with his squad
Jose Mourinho insists he has a good relationship with his squad

Jose Mourinho insists there is no unrest at Manchester United after the club failed to sign a central defender on Deadline Day.

United made an unsuccessful bid to sign Diego Godin from Atletico Madrid with just hours remaining in the window, while potential moves for Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Yerry Mina failed to materialise.

Mourinho struggled to hide his frustration with the club's lack of transfer activity when speaking at a pre-match press conference on Thursday, but the Portuguese insists his squad is united ahead of the new season.

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.

Earlier this month, Sky in Italy reported that United had rejected an offer of £45m plus Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes for Paul Pogba from Spanish giants Barcelona.

Sky sources understand Pogba has not made any wage demands in order to keep him at United and Mourinho insists the France international is fully committed to the Red Devils.

While the domestic transfer window has now closed, the majority of European clubs still have until August 31 to conclude their business.

"My perception? He arrived Monday, happy, proud, with a desire to work," said Mourinho.

"He worked amazingly well Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and he's one of the players that I have to speak to see how physically and mentally he feels.

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"But it's the same conversation as with (Ashley) Young, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Jesse) Lingard, it's the same. To know how they feel physically, mentally to try to give us a help."

Source: Skysports

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