Pogba still happy at Man Utd, insists Mourinho

Pogba still happy at Man Utd, insists Mourinho

Pogba still happy at Man Utd, insists Mourinho

United said they were happy to be kept informed.

However, the report suggests that the United hierarchy did not want to pay over the odds for players who did not come with a resale value, nor did they want to focus their attention on anyone who could only hold down places in the team on a short-term basis.

A 4-1 defeat followed at the hands of Premier League rivals Liverpool before a win against Champions League winners Real Madrid, followed by a second loss to Bayern Munich.

Fred has been United's biggest signing of the summer.

Leicester manager Claude Puel must similarly decide whether to include Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire.

How Mourinho reacts from now will be dictated to some extent by results, but the key objectives at the turn of the year have all been fulfilled as far as the club are concerned.

And now it has emerged Varane was also spoken about in the corridors of power at United.

United's current centre backs could hardly have been filled with much confidence watching their club seemingly desperate to sign another player for their position whilst Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Axel Tuanzebe must have been left a little confused that they've gone out on loan.

"But it's the same conversation as with (Ashley) Young, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Jesse) Lingard, it's the same".

Internally, the greatest frustration for Mourinho has been waiting for the return of those players who had the longest World Cup campaigns.

Speaking at Carrington, Mourinho said: "If they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, ten minutes half an hour..."

The Frenchman - who played at Old Trafford for five years - posted a video on Instagram in which he said: "This weekend the Premier League starts and we play our first game".

"It is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second - which I keep saying, and it is sometimes hard to believe".

The Portuguese went some way to countering suggestions he is unhappy with his squad at his pre-match press conference.

"A lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of people is that it's true".

"I have my players and I like my players", he declared.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been one of the more outspoken critics of the shortened window with time running out for Spurs to make a single signing this summer.

"If he goes the opposite way and things don't go well and he keeps moaning and groaning, I would be disappointed if they didn't just pull the rug from under his feet and say, "this isn't looking good, we've had enough of you, get out of here".

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