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Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng, Yerry Mina, Diego Godin and Raphael Varane were all linked, but no deals materialised in the window.

United's current centre backs could hardly have been filled with much confidence watching their club seemingly desperate to sign another player for their position whilst Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe must have been left a little confused that they've gone out on loan.

Mourinho's transfer targets were not shared by the United board.

As such, he is standing by the complaints that soundtracked United's pre-season fixtures.

The former Chelsea boss has clearly become very frustrated with Ed Woodward's inability to deliver signings.

Despite no new defenders, Mourinho insisted he was happy with his squad, but accused critics of lying about any turmoil.

"I repeat, pre-season is hard when you don't have your players to work with".

"You [the media] repeat 1,000 times my relations with my players is not good", Mourinho stated.

"I'm not confident", he told a pre-match news conference when asked whether another signing might be made.

"I see him very well but we need words with that small group to see if they can give us a hand". "I am going to enjoy this season again".

"United is a big team".

Another player who has come through an uncertain summer with United is Anthony Martial, who was left out of his France's World Cup squad, prompting comments from his agent that he wished to leave Old Trafford to safeguard his worldwide future.

It's clear that Mourinho and Pogba don't always have the best relationship but the French midfielder is a huge talent and someone who could play a key part in bringing trophies back to Old Trafford.

"There's a lot of talk now about Pogba wanting to move, to go to Barcelona and if that comes about, then I'd say Mourinho's stay at Manchester United would be in doubt", he said, adding that Pogba playing well for France en route to winning the World Cup puts more pressure on the Man United manager.

What lies ahead for Jose and United? "As a Man United fan, winning is the most important thing".

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