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Jose Mourinho told 29-year-old would bring leadership to Man United

Jose Mourinho told 29-year-old would bring leadership to Man United

United's boss, about to begin his third season at the helm at Old Trafford, has cut a disgruntled figure during the summer, apparently unhappy with the club's transfer window activity.

The Red Devils must now put their entire focus on landing either Alderweireld or Maguire, with time running out for them to land the elusive centre-back.

Former Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy questions Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's transfer strategy after missing out on his top defensive targets. Yet, despite rumours claiming United were interested, the move never happened.

Jose Mourinho is growing increasingly concerned that Manchester United will not make any more signings before Thursday's deadline, sources have told ESPN FC.

That means that clubs in Scotland, France, Italy and further afield could all move for PNE players, while North End could also shift some out of favour players off the wage bill.

If moves for Maguire and Alderweireld can not be completed before today's 5pm deadline, United may turn to Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng - although that deal would only be for a season-long loan.

The England World Cup hero only returned to training on Monday but is still in line to start.

United, according to sources, still hold an interest in Leicester's Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham and Barcelona's Yerry Mina but each deal is proving complicated.

Supporters of both Newcastle and Tottenham would have hoped for more from their clubs during the transfer window, but there will be some new faces on show from the home side, at least.

"I'm not confident", Mourinho said, when asked whether there would be more players arriving before the deadline.

The latest salvo from the TV analyst follows a highly publicised run-in with Mourinho last season, when the Portuguese thundered: "If Paul one day decides to be a manager, I wish that he can be 25 per cent as successful as myself". You have to try your best to get points and even with the difficulties that we had with our pre-season, now I don't think is the time to be speaking about that.

They seem so intent.

"So I think this week is going to be very interesting to see whether any of them get over the line".

"I told that during pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane, I repeat and maybe tomorrow the reaction is the same: Pre-season hard when you don't have your players to work, as simple as that". I just don't know, if I was an owner, I'm thinking, 'Well you've had a lot of money on these players, you don't fancy them.

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