Manchester United's Jose Mourinho not confident of new signings before deadline

Worries for Mourinho

The Portuguese coach said on Sunday his team could face a "difficult" season if there are no new arrivals before the 5 p.m. deadline on Thursday. But I told Axel: 'At Dortmund you are the number one, at Manchester you are one of the many. and at Napoli too'.

"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second".

Paul Pogba showed flashes of what he is capable of last season, scoring six goals and providing 10 assists in 27 Premier League appearances, but after two years back at Old Trafford it still feels as though United are waiting to see the very best of him.

"I'm not confident", Mourinho said, when asked whether there would be more players arriving before the deadline.

Barcelona's Yerry Mina was linked with a switch to Old Trafford but financial demands from agents have ruled out any swoop for the 23-year-old, who impressed for Colombia during the World Cup, with Everton now favourites to sign him.

Players like Steve Sidwell, Kevin Doyle, Dave Kitson, Nicky Shorey and Stephen Hunt helped them secure a top half berth, though Reading missed out on European football by a solitary point.

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I think it'll be tough but if they were to go of the Champions League and they had free weeks after Christmas, Saturday-to-Saturday they could be a real threat this season to City. "He's in a hard position now, I think, but he needs to try and find a way out of it". "Or they are investing massively like Liverpool, who are buying everything and everybody", warned Mourinho.

He added: "It just doesn't look like United are in the right place at the minute to challenge for the league".

Manchester United lost their hope to sign the Belgian after the initial disagreement but now reached an agreement to sign the player but only after Tottenham is able to secure the replacement.

The Red Devils are set for another disappointing season unless they show a significant improvement on the pitch, but even then it is extremely unlikely that they will dethrone their noisy neighbours Manchester City. That's an obscene amount of talent.

In the 29-year-German global, Jose Mourinho would have an experienced head who can provide a boost in European competitions while also being a leader who the likes of Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof could look up to.

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