Sports Mourinho left without deadline day deals ahead of Premier League campaign Published 4 months ago on August 10, 2018 By Aldin Pinkott Share Tweet The central defender that Jose Mourinho so desperately craved did not emerge on transfer deadline day to leave the Manchester United coach with a squad he’s not particularly fond of. Whether it were mind games or genuine woe, the Portuguese continually insisted on more additions in his pre-season press conferences and only received Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant in return. “I would like to have two more, maybe one if possible,” he said after losing 4-1 to Liverpool. “If it is not possible, we will continue fighting, working and believing in those we have. “I asked for five players and they did not bring me any.” On Thursday, Mourinho seemed to dismiss the chance of United signing anyone in the last knockings and yet reports emerged of enquiries for Jerome Boateng and Diego Godin, amid similar interest in Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld. Alas, the Red Devils begin the season on Friday night at home to Leicester with only England internationals Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, joined by last summer’s arrivals, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof, for centre-backs. Marca Share this:Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window) Related Related Topics:Featured Up Next Premier League special Don't Miss Kepa shrugs off world record price tag Continue Reading You may like Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Constantinople was unwise to antagonize Moscow, leading Orthodox theologian says Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Follow Us On Flipboard Magazine. Latest U.S. Politics25 mins ago Meghan Markle vowed to live ‘less stifled’ life before dating Prince Harry Not long before she met Prince Harry, Meghan Markle vowed to live a “life less stifled” and to “take a... Sports34 mins ago Former Juve sporting director Marotta takes over at Inter Milan Giuseppe Marotta arrives to attend the draw for UEFA Champions League at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Giuseppe Marotta has... World37 mins ago Constantinople was unwise to antagonize Moscow, leading Orthodox theologian says The Patriarch of Constantinople was wrong to declare Ukraine no longer subject to the Russian Orthodox Church as the conflict... Business54 mins ago Data Sheet—These Bleak Times for Global Tech Companies Jobs for everyone. After a grueling public process involving bids from over 200 cities…oh, wait, no. Apple skipped all that... World1 hour ago Ian Naude: Cheshire PC jailed for raping 13-year-old girl Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption Ian Naude was being investigated for sex offences when he became a student officer... Most Read Tech1 week ago YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m Sports7 days ago Maurizio Sarri is steering Chelsea away from top four for second year running unless these changes are made, says Adrian Durham Sports7 days ago Who are the two best central defenders in the world?