Mourinho's dark mood casts shadow over Manchester United

Sanchez spends time with Hollywood stars after pre-season win over AC Milan

"From his sullen demeanour at media conferences during Manchester United's pre-season U.S. tour, it's obvious he is unhappy the club has not yet delivered the players he feels he needs to challenge neighbours Manchester City for the title", Fowler wrote in the Mirror.

Mourinho is at loggerheads with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over potential new signings, his team have looked desperately poor in their first four pre-season friendlies, and latest reports claim the Red Devils' squad feel uncomfortable in his presence right now.

Manchester United have signed Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred and FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot in the summer transfer window so far.

The former Chelsea boss had also predicted a tough start to the new season, even though the club will be favourites to beat Leicester and Brighton in their opening two fixtures.

Jose Mourinho's charges have endured a woeful pre-season in the States.

Mourinho has nine players out injured, while a further eight still on extended breaks following their exploits in the Soccer World Cup in Russian Federation this summer and not due back in training until this week.

"So, if I get one player until the end of the market, that's fine".

"More or less I know (my best team)", the United boss told beIN SPORTS. It's not going to be very different. Alexis is the only attacking player that we have.

"The players we have bought one is a goalkeeper cover, one is a 19-year-old kid".

"I just hope the boys [who are] on deserved holidays, take care of themselves a little bit", Mourinho said after the second-half collapse against Liverpool.

The 29-year-old made just 13 Premier League starts for Tottenham last term, but as of yet Manchester United have fallen short of Tottenham's valuation of the player (the Mirror), with Spurs' owner Daniel Levy holding out for a larger fee (as he does).

Mourinho has praised their commitment and dedication, revealing Bailly had asked to play on Sunday when Chris Smalling started limping in the warm up because he wanted to protect United's young players.

At the start of their training session in Miami on Monday, United's squad were split into two groups and began to warm up with a rondo where players passed the ball in a circle while two others in the middle attempted to intercept.

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