Man Utd boss Mourinho pulls back from late transfer demands

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has been praised by his manager Jose Mourinho

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has been praised by his manager Jose Mourinho

Anthony Martial has broken his silence after Jose Mourinho repeatedly criticised him for leaving Manchester United's USA tour to be with his partner for the birth of their son.

He has been linked with moves to Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Tottenham but sources have told ESPN FC Mourinho will not consider letting him join a Premier League rival.

In Michigan on Saturday, Mourinho repeated his demand for two new players to arrive before the transfer deadline on August 9 but said he could have to settle for one or none at all in an apparent dig at executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

"I think two is not what I will get".

Jose Mourinho has requested that several Manchester United players bring a premature end to their summer holidays. You want to fight for the titles, but you don't have the team with you to work for it right now.

"But club decisions are different".

"And, with the fantastic spirit we have in the majority of the players, I repeat - in the majority of the players we have a fantastic spirit - we go with everything we have in the EPL".

"More or less, I know". I can say that, with us, he is very positive. For example, we played against Liverpool and they had maybe 80 percent of their squad ready, Milan maybe 90 percent of their squad. Today, Jose Mourinho is confident of securing one signing as his bosses push Ante Rebic deal...

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"I'm not a big fan of one player starting the season with one club and then a couple of weeks later the window is open, he moves to another club and he plays against his former club - I really don't like that".

"What I don't agree is that the Premier League starts now". "The other things, they are too far from my hands".

However, Mourinho's biggest cause for complaint - that he has not been given the money for the signings he wanted - has won some sympathy, even from the Manchester United board despite reportedly strained relations with Ed Woodward, the executive vice-chairman.

Mourinho - who having guided United to Europa League and League Cup success in his first season - delivered nothing last term.

With nine players injured, Mourinho is keen to have the eight players who were granted extended breaks due to their exertions in Russian Federation return to training a week before they were supposed to.

"They are there, just for that".

Sanchez and Herrera had an outstanding match, while McTominay got injured.

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