Jose Mourinho questions impact of Man United summer signings

Former Man United boss Jose Mourinho says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's signings haven't improved the team

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Jose Mourinho (Photo: The Sport Review)
Jose Mourinho (Photo: The Sport Review)

Jose Mourinho doesn’t believe Manchester United have improved this season despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer strengthening the team with three new signings in the summer.

The Red Devils slumped to a 2-0 defeat by West Ham United in the Premier League at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon to lose ground on the top four.

Manchester United were outplayed by the West Ham side as goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Creswell sealed a comfortable win.

The 20-time English champions find themselves in eighth place in the Premier League table after collecting eight points from their opening six fixtures.

Manchester United signed Swansea City winger Daniel James, Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Leicester City defender Harry Maguire in the summer transfer window.

Although all three players have performed well as individuals, they haven’t been able to raise Manchester United to another level as part of the collective.

Former Manchester United manager Mourinho admitted that he isn’t enthused about the team at all following their second defeat of the season.

“I can’t find any positives,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.

“We were bad last season, but I don’t see any improvement this season – even with three new players (Harry Maguire, Dan James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka).

“I have to say, players with a positive impact. I like the three and I think they’re bringing good quality to the team.

“But the team, as a team, I don’t like at all. I’m not surprised by the result and I don’t think Ole can take many positives from the game.”

Manchester United haven’t won the Premier League title since 2013, when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge of the Old Trafford outfit.

The Red Devils are in League Cup action on Wednesday night when they host Rochdale at Old Trafford in the third round.

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