Jose Mourinho delivers latest Man United transfer update
Jose Mourinho delivers the latest news on Manchester United's search for a fourth summer signing
Jose Mourinho has said that Manchester United will sign a “very good midfielder” before the close of the summer transfer window.
We got a super striker and we are going to get a very good midfield player
The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a bid to bring Paul Pogba to Old Trafford in recent weeks, with widespread reports claiming that United are on the verge of signing the France international in a big-money transfer deal.
Mourinho addressed the media ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Wembley to take on Leicester City in the Community Shield on Sunday afternoon.
And although the Portuguese coach stopped short of confirming that United were close to signing Pogba, he did reveal that he hoped to sign a top midfield player before the close of the transfer window.
Speaking at his pre-match news conference on Friday afternoon, Mourinho said: “I think our [transfer] market has been good.
“We have made decisions. We decided to bring four players and not 10. We decided to bring in players that are Manchester United level.
“We decide to bring four that we think can really improve the squad and not just be one more player. This is the profile of our market.
“We got a young central defender that needs time to be a top one, but he has top potential and we believe a lot in him. We brought Micki here, a player whose quality we know.
“We got a super striker and we are going to get a very good midfield player. So I am happy with the balance of my squad, I’m happy with the effort that the club has and is still putting in for us.”
There has been no official confirmation of the Pogba transfer, however reports in the British media this week claimed that the deal is all but done and will be announced in the coming days.
United finished fifth in the Premier League last season before they moved quickly to sack Louis van Gaal and bring in Mourinho has his successor.