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For much of the 1990s and throughout the early 21st century, the Red Devils were able to acquire some the sport's biggest stars at will.

"I would like to have Nemanja Vidic, but no Nemanja Vidic only Nemanja Matic - he's a midfield player. It was a match we wanted to win and because of that good reaction in the first half we had 45 minutes to win the game and we didn't so for me it was not obviously a good result".

"It depends", he told a news conference when asked if expectations at United are different from other clubs. I hope you can interpret it in the right way.

Hazard, who came up through the ranks at White Hart Lane and won the UEFA Cup in 1984 with Tottenham, has told Alderweireld he would be a fool to ditch Spurs for Manchester United at the moment.

"Doesn't matter the system we play", Mourinho said. No, because they don't sell. A few years ago, who was Tottenham's best player?

The match continued to be tight, with no further chances of note coming until the second half when Michael Obafemi fell under a challenge from Scott McTominay, but referee Kevin Friend waved play on.

"We don't have many with that spirit".

"Can we go there now and bring Harry Kane?".

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The Red Devils are thought to be after a centre back in January but Mourinho believes their chances of signing anyone from a team like Tottenham are unlikely.

"Football has changed", he said.

"In that first period Marcus Rashford was fresh, not hurt by hard tackles in the ankles in situations that progressively put a player in difficulty".

"What we needed to improve in this game is simplicity in midfield. Please, you are powerful, buy my best player".

"It's more hard to make the team better and stronger with buying".

Despite being valued at more than £2.8 billion, Mourinho insists the club can not throw "crazy money" at potential signings and instead have to shop in what he calls "the second tier".

"It is hard, so we do what we can".

Instead, they failed to take control and David De Gea was the busier of the two goalkeepers, producing a fine save late on to tip a shot from Nathan Redmond to safety.