Manchester United manager warns of difficult 2018/19 campaign
Jose Mourinho not feeling optimistic ahead of new football season despite being linked to Harry Maguire and Jerome Boateng
August 6th, 2018
Manchester United were the closest challengers to Manchester City last season in the Premier League title race, although it has been a summer of deepening gloom for Jose Mourinho.
The former Chelsea boss has been seemingly thwarted in his quest to land new signings with the transfer deadline fast approaching and he’s warned of a difficult season ahead despite the £52 million capture of Fred.
Mourinho told MUTV: “My CEO knows what I want and I still have a few days to wait and see what happens. The other clubs who compete with us are really strong and already have fantastic teams. Or they are investing massively like Liverpool, who are buying everything and everybody. If we don’t make our team better, it will be a difficult season for us.”
United lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in their final friendly match of pre-season, with Mourinho seemingly glad to end their run of summer matches with a relatively young team.
“Finally, it’s over” he said.” Finally, such a difficult pre-season is over. The players were, once more, brilliant. They could not have done better than what they did.”
United will now prepare for Friday’s curtain-raiser against Leicester City, with several World Cup stars unlikely to be involved.