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Signings have not improved United, claims Mourinho

Signings have not improved United, claims Mourinho

The club believe they have delivered over the course of the last two windows on the agreed targets with around £73m invested this window in Fred, Diogo Dalot and goalkeeper Lee Grant, as well £35m for Alexis Sanchez in January.

It will be the eighth time the midfielder has captained United and is a big vote of confidence in a player who has made it clear he wants to leave, and Pogba could keep the captaincy when Antonio Valencia returns from injury.

The Portuguese coach said over the weekend he expected a "difficult" season if no-one else came in but seemed to backtrack ahead of Friday night's Premier League opener against Leicester - and went on to suggest finishing second last season is among the highlights of a career that has been littered with domestic and European success.

"I like my players".

"This is a potentially defining season for United's big players Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez and, indeed, for manager Jose Mourinho".

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"It is hard for me to understand, we finish second which I keep saying, that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

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 global future.

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

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Now it looks like no new arrivals will be heading to Old Trafford in this window.unless Mourinho has something up his sleeve.

Mourinho has been quite vocal regarding some of his playing squad, or lack of should I say. "I am going to enjoy this season again".