Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has explained why he his transfer plans have changed since the start of the summer transfer window.
The Portuguese boss was expecting four players but has currently only signed Victor Lindelof from Benfica and Romelu Lukaku from Everton.
A move for Alvaro Morata collapsed as he looks to join Chelsea this summer and Man United are still negotiating a deal for Ivan Perisic as Ed Woodward struggles to get the deal over the line.
Speaking about his plans, Mourinho confirms he’s now only expecting three new players.
“The problem is we have four players that cannot play football now, not even training, so it looks like our group is big but it is not and the time for their recovery is really long,” he said.
“Everybody knows because I told I would like four players and I’m ready to go from four to three because the market is difficult, some clubs think the market is different from others. We are not a club that is ready to pay what the clubs want us to pay so I’m ready to go from four to three.”
United haven’t failed in the transfer window but they just haven’t been as effective as they should have, especially if you compare it to Mourinho’s first summer in charge.
The Portuguese boss will be disappointed not to land his priority targets with a big season ahead but he has recruited some solid talent so far.