Mourinho Analyzes MUFC’s Summer Transfer Activity, Opines on Deadline Date Proposal


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Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho gave his weekly news conference a few hours ago, and we have the video of it for you over at this link. Mourinho was asked to give his opinion on the proposed idea of moving the summer transfer window deadline up, to a date that precedes the start of the league season.

He responded with:

“My opinion is we have to adapt to the situation, it doesn’t matter what.”

“But as a football manager and not a market man — just a football man just as somebody who wants to work with the team, work with the players — I would prefer the window to closer as soon as possible.

“So everybody knows the players we have and the deals will be done earlier and nobody would be waiting for the last week and we wouldn’t have the situation of sometimes a player plays game No. 1 for a team and game No. 2 for another team.”

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“And the question marks somebody puts, if other leagues don’t close at the same time are we in danger of losing players in the last couple of weeks? My question is how many clubs in the world are powerful enough buy the best players in the Premier League and the answer is I think is very obvious. So the risk is minimal and even those powerful clubs have to know if we can’t buy players we’re not going to sell.”

Mourinho also summated and analyzed his club’s transfer activity this summer. He further validated sentiments that he expressed on Wednesday, which indicated that his team has concluded transfer business this summer.

“I don’t think we are, unless something happens to put us in the market again,” Mourinho responded when asked if his club is still looking to do some shopping between now and the deadline closing on the 31st.

“I told Mr Woodward my plans were four but I also told him be cool, no pressure from me, do what you think is best for the club.”

“We will be together again for another transfer window in January and next summer so no pressure from me at all. I’m happy with the squad we have. I’m ready to go without the fourth player. If we are out of market, I’m fine, I’m ready.”


Mourinho has been forthcoming all summer about his desire to acquire four players, but also his acceptance in obtaining just three. United acquired Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic. However, they weren’t able to land Ivan Perisic, a winger that they were aggressively seeking.

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