Mourinho warns of tough times if United fail to improve squad

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"My CEO knows what I want and I still have a few days to wait and see what happens", the Portuguese manager told MUTV after his side's pre-season friendly 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich on Sunday. The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager then listed out what our rivals have done.

The lack of transfer movement at Old Trafford has come against a backdrop of heavy spending at Liverpool, while champions Manchester City have added Riyad Mahrez to the squad that finished 19 points clear at the top last season.

Spain global Martinez nodded in from a corner on 59 minutes as the German champions overcame a lacklustre display from Mourinho's side who face Leicester City at home on Friday.

According to the Daily Mirror, the Blues and the Red Devils are considering a deal that could see Brazil worldwide Willian move to Old Trafford, with former Monaco starlet Anthony Martial going the other way.

Mourinho is already without injured Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic and new signing Diogo Dalot while Herrera and Bailly will now be doubts to face Leicester, although sources have told ESPN FC they were withdrawn against Bayern as a precaution. "He always wanted it".

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United have an abundance of centre-backs - Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones. Mourinho is also reportedly eyeing Harry Maguire as well. However, Old Trafford isn't the player's favoured destination. Perisic's crossing ability was seen as the flawless complement to Lukaku's aerial threat but a move never materialised.

Boateng has been linked with many clubs this summer - Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain to name a couple - but it will be whoever can pay the most that'll get their man.

"There was Axel, centre back on the left, Demetri, left wingback, Garner, midfield on the left and Chong", Mourinho said.

Alexis Sanchez displayed moments of promise playing down the middle over pre-season but United were nonetheless limited going forward without the Belgian leading the attack.