Jose Mourinho uses Liverpool to make point to Man United chief Ed Woodward

Jose Mourinho has indicated that he would like to see Manchester United ramp up their transfer dealings this summer

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Jose Mourinho has pointed to the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City to suggest that Manchester United need to step up their business in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have inevitably been linked with a host of players this summer as the Portuguese coach prepares for his second season in charge at Old Trafford.

However, despite all of the speculation, Manchester United have so far only completed two signings – defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton.

The likes of Manchester City and Liverpool have also been active this summer as Manchester United’s Premier League rivals look to strengthen their own squads.

And Manchester United boss Mourinho has indicated that he would like executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to step up his pursuit of the Red Devils’ remaining two signings.

Speaking at a news conference in Houston on Thursday night, Mourinho said: “The credit for Lukaku and Lindelof to be here on time is not mine but Ed Woodward’s and I thank him for that fantastic work to bring us two very important players.

“But we need a bit more and when you see the other teams in the Premier League, the way they get players and good players and you see the Champions buy three fantastic experienced players.

“City go to the market and Liverpool and West Ham gets Joe Hart, Chicharito and Arnautovic, West Ham wow, they play to win the Premier League too.

“So the teams are fantastic in the market and I’m waiting for a bit more.

“Other teams can do it also, is not a critic or not understanding the difficulty of the situation.

“I understand the difficulty of the situation. The market is open until 31 August but I like to work from day one.”

Manchester United take on Real Madrid in their next pre-season friendly in California on Sunday night.

The Red Devils are gearing up for a return to the Champions League next season after they won the Europa League last term.

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