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Mourinho says he needs "two more" players

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 00:46

Jose Mourinho says he understands the player market but would love to be able to add two key players for the upcoming season

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SHOWS WASHINGTON,DC UNITED STATES (JULY 25, 2017)(REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1. MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYERS STEPPING ON TEAM BUS (SOUNDBITE)(English) MANCHESTER UNITED COACH JOSE MOURINHO SAYING "I don't know, honestly, Ed is in control, he did Lindelof and Lukaku, he knows that I would like two more players but he also knows that I have balance, I depend on the situation, the market, and if my club is unable to do two players and just one, I accept that as a consequence of the market now.Our relationship is good and I just wait for good news, and good news is to have the players, maybe just the player as soon as possible because to work together with the team is really important. But I'm calm, I like my players, I like my squad, I trust them, so I'm calm and that's important." 2.(SOUNDBITE)(English) MANCHESTER UNITED COACH JOSE MOURINHO SAYING "I'm happy with my squad but I would like to have two more players, I never hide that, one player a midfield player would give me more options to the balance and the team. Another one an attacking player, especially that can play through the wings to give me more attacking options but I never speak about players that belong to other teams. I don't like if any manager comes and would say he would like one of my players, that's not correct. I would like two more players but probably I only get one." 3. (SOUNDBITE)(English) MANCHESTER UNITED'S PAUL POGBA SAYING "It was a big challenge for me. I knew that I wouldn't play champions league. I say to myself Iwant Manchester United to be the Manchester United of back in the day and I think we are on the way we won three trophys last season and we are back in the Champion's League. The team is improving a lot again so I hope we are going to continue that way and improve and improve." 4. POGBA AND OTHER PLAYERS GETTING ON BUS 5. MANCHESTER UNITED FANS STORY: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said adding two more key players would be his preference and his team wraps up the North American leg of their pre season play. Mourinho speaking at the team's training venue at Georgetown University, said the team's executive vice president Ed Woodward was aware of his desire for two players but he understood the situation with elite players and sky high transfer fees. Paul Pogba, one of the Reds recent additions, joined the club in 2016 for a record transfer fee. Pogba said the team is improving and the fact they they are back in the Champion's League is proof of that. He said his first season was difficult because of the fact that the team was unable to play in the high profile european championship.

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Mourinho says he needs "two more" players

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 00:46