Transfer: Mourinho gives Manchester United list of five players to buy

Nemanja Matic

Nemanja Matic made 49 appearances for United in 2017-18

Jose Mourinho believes Anthony Martial should have returned to Manchester United following the birth of his son, while the frustrated manager announced Nemanja Matic will miss the start of the season after undergoing surgery.

Alex Sandro has been targeted but nothing has materialised over Juventus' valuation of the player, while the club have failed to lure any names from Mourinho's right-sided attacker shortlist including Inter Milan's Ivan Perisic and Chelsea's Willian. "I think I am not going to get two", Mourinho told reporters. "I know the one who are ready for anything, and I know the ones who are not ready". I don't see the need.

"If it's possible.it's possible, if it's not it's not".

"Alexis is the only attacking player we have", said the United manager.

After going behind to a Sadio Mane penalty in the 28th minute, Andreas Pereira equalised via a fine free kick three minutes later.

They then kick off their Premier League campaign on August 10, at home to Leicester City. "The reinforcement is Pogba, Fellaini, Lindelof, Rashford, Lingard, Matic, Valencia - these are reinforcements". These are reinforcements, this is not our team, not our squad. We start the game with nearly half of the players [who] aren't going to belong to our squad. So don't look to this.

"I have learned nothing from this game", said Mourinho.

Mourinho is clearly unhappy with the way that United's preseason preparations are playing out and he wants some of his first-team regulars to return to Carrington ahead of schedule.

The German coach admitted he hadn't expected Shaqiri to adapt so quickly to their style of play but was delighted by the attackers display. We don't have wingers, we don't have strikers. "He is the only one who is here and he is trying his best with the frustration of someone who wants more". "Really pleased with them".

Mourinho has been on a damage-limitation exercise for several days, claiming after a heavy 4-1 defeat by Liverpool in MI that they are merely trying to prevent "ugly results" because of how weak the teams he can put out have become.

"For example I was watching Chelsea against Inter on television today".

But if Mourinho was anxious his young team might crumble after going a goal down, he didn't need to and five minutes later, Pereira curled a beautifully-executed free kick over the wall and beyond Kamil Grabara, in for the injured Lorius Karius.

"The atmosphere was obviously fantastic".

"The referees, they come by mistake". They were called by the baseball federation and thought it was baseball but found out it was soccer.

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