Mourinho happy with squad ahead of deadline day

The Portuguese may not make any more moves this window.

Mourinho happy with squad ahead of deadline day
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho in his pre-match press conference ahead of their clash with Hull City | Photo: Getty Images

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has said that he is happy with the squad and the transfers he's made, and expects no signings ahead of transfer deadline day.

More than happy

Mourinho has certainly left his mark on the Red Devils, after taking over from former manager Louis van Gaal, making four signings in the summer transfer window.

The Portuguese coach has certainly gone with quality over quantity, with the signings of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and world-record buy Paul Pogba, and Mourinho has said that he is more than happy to stick with the squad that he has.

"I have 23 players in the squad and in principle there is nobody leaving and nobody is coming," Mourinho admitted in his pre-match press conference.

He believes, "Twenty-three players is more than enough and, if you have a problem or an opportunity, then I have a few young players in the Academy that I will be more than happy to give an acceleration in their process."

The coach also told "I think we are going to have a very quiet week, not surrounded by helicopters waiting for someone to arrive or leave – I am more than happy with the squad I have."

Manchester United been drawn out in Friday's Europa League draw | Photo: Getty Images
Above: Manchester United been drawn out in Friday's Europa League draw | Photo: Getty Images

Keeping us on our toes

Friday saw United learn their fate in the Europa League group stages, and could face a tough test, been drawn with Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk, and Mourinho believes it is a good draw for his side.

"This Europa League is good because if I change the team and give a few players the chance to play against a team without expression," he said.

Mourinho admitted, "When everyone thinks we will win comfortably, even the players can start to think that although it is a gift, it's not the gift they want."

He concluded: "Fenerbahce is Champions League [standard], as is Feyenoord. It is a big match to play in Istanbul as it is in Rotterdam, so it is a good draw for our squad."

Manchester United will take on Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday, August 27 with kick-off at 5:30pm BST.