Mourinho happy with squad despite deadline frustration

Mourinho happy with squad despite deadline frustration

Sources have told ESPN FC that Ed Woodward and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez met in Miami last month but negotiations for the French World Cup victor never got off the ground.

Barca are said to have seen a bid involving towering defender Mina, midfielder Andre Gomes and around £45million rejected for a player that has had his ups and downs with Mourinho.

The Portuguese is open to selling a player that he criticised for not returning to United's pre-season tour of America after the birth of his second child.

"But it's the same conversation as with (Ashley) Young, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Jesse) Lingard, it's the same".

"He is one of the players I have to speak to, to see how he feels physically and mentally".

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When talking in a media session about Spurs' opening fixture against Newcastle this Saturday lunchtime, Pochettino addressed the rumours, saying: "We didn't receive (any offer) for any player".

"We are happy with our squad and we can not improve our squad".

That will hardly have endeared Martial, who was left out of the weekend friendly against Bayern Munich, to Mourinho, although the manager insisted that omission was not a punishment.

"You try to make a case and there is no case in it".

Mourinho's relationship with players like Pogba and Martial has come under close scrutiny, as have the manager's mood swings over the club's failure to complete key signings he wanted in the transfer window.

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And the Old Trafford boss angrily hit back at accusations he has fallen out with his squad.

I think most watchers of Premier League football will be in agreement that Wolverhampton Wanderers have quite possibly had the best window out of all of the 20 teams competing in this year's top flight. One lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie but the perception of people is that it's true.

"I don't like to talk about the players who are with other teams".

"In football, you need time to work and you need players on the pitch to work with which we didn't have until now".

"I congratulated him and he said 'no gaffer I am really disappointed, I should have scored more goals.' I said 'but you won the Golden Boot.' He said 'yes, but gaffer I'm disappointed'".

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"I want to challenge and fight until the end, or until that moment when my chairman Daniel Levy says to me 'Mauricio, go home or find another project'".

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