Mourinho: Not Confident About Deadline Day Signings at Manchester United

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United were beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, five days before their Premier League campaign begins at home to Leicester.

Manchester United could be in for a tough Premier League season if they do not add quality players before the transfer window closes, manager Jose Mourinho has said. "We play for points and it's with the players we have", Mourinho told MUTV.

At full-time, the Portuguese compared his youthful team to the raft of talent at Bayern's disposal, including experienced players such as Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben.

Former Arsenal playmaker Nicholas predicted that Mourinho wouldn't last the season at Manchester United after a hard summer.

"It was fantastic, absolutely fantastic. Players are not going to be here on Friday and we have to go with best possible team and with a great mentality".

United have been linked to the signature of a number of big-name defenders, including Premier League stars Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld - but may be stymied in their desire to bring Boateng or any other name to the club given the new English transfer deadline.

The Bayern Munich defender spoke to United boss Jose Mourinho earlier this week to explain he was honoured by United's interest in him but would not be moving to Old Trafford.

"Yeah, he wanted it".

The report claims that Chelsea are eager to keep Willian, and the United hierarchy want to keep Martial, but Mourinho may look to put his foot down and drive through a deal before Thursday's deadline. "Of course, he respected Rooney and then Zlatan wanted to have it".

"He was in the shadow, waiting for the opportunity and now the shirt is empty".

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