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".
Their deaths come as violence continues to flare up between Israel and Gaza's rulers from the Islamic militant Hamas. Clashes along the Gaza border since the end of March have seen at least 165 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire .
The opening to the tournament saw members of the audience facing off against OpenAI as a sort of benchmark of their prowess. The team of former professional players and commentators was said to have ranked in the 99.95th percentile in the world.
The Tory MP for North East Somerset said he would not back a ban on the burka because that is not something a "free society does". She's one of 100 women who wear a niqab or burka who are calling for Mr Johnson to be kicked out of the Conservative Party.
Former Manchester United striker Owen ruled out the Red Devils launching a sustained challenge in the Premier League this season. United may not have played sparkling attacking football, but they were solid at the back with Bailly especially impressive.
Spurs' original bid was believed to be around £20million, but Villa want closer to £40million before they consider doing the deal. Tottenham are yet to make a single signing in the summer transfer window and the deadline is just around the corner on Thursday.
At 1500 GMT, October ICE Brent was trading $1.81 lower at $72.84/b, while September NYMEX crude was down $1.87 at $67.30/b. Syncrude Canada's nameplate capacity stands for roughly 10 percent of the Canadian crude oil supply.
The New York Post , which first reported Jones' arrest, reported that Szabo punched somebody before Jones' alleged assault. Szabo's brother said he thought Szabo may have mistaken an SUV for a cab, according to the New York Daily News .
The US administration is obliged to act, under legislation , if chemical or biological weapons have been used. In March, the United States joined European nations in expelling Russian diplomats to answer the poisonings.
In celebration of this feat, Sony is making a limited edition PS4 Pro system that's blue and translucent and super slick. Every time a special edition console is released I do wonder who buys them, I can't see the point of them myself.
Downing then stepped back in with a bombshell, suggesting Gates's "secret life" included multiple extramarital affairs. In a filing Thursday, Mueller's team said it wanted to keep secret a discussion between trial attorneys and Judge T.S.
In that scenario, Umesh Yadav can be left out with Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya handling the pace duties. The left-hander managed a total of 39 runs in Edgbaston and got out in a similar fashion in both the innings.