Manchester United tell Jose Mourinho to develop players at Old Trafford?

Belgium's Toby Alderweireld reacts after the semi final match between the French national soccer team'Les Bleus and Belgian national soccer team the Red Devils in Saint-Petersburg Russia Tuesday 10 July 2018. DIRK WAEM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho: "Now it's serious stuff".

Following a successful summer in which he helped France to win the World Cup, Pogba's future at United has been the subject of speculation over the last week of the Premier League transfer window.

Brazil worldwide Fred, highly-rated but raw full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant all arrived at United by early July, but nobody followed despite Mourinho's explicit desire to bring in two more players. "But it's the club's decision".

The Belgium global, named best goalkeeper at the World Cup this summer as he helped his country to third-place, has signed a six-year deal after completing a medical on Thursday.

Sources have told ESPN FC that United, who had the second best defensive record in the league last season, were concerned at the size of the fees quoted by Leicester for Maguire and by Tottenham for Alderweireld and decided both deals did not represent value for money.

"It's time just to say "tomorrow we have a Premier League match" and we have to play to win it".




"The truth is that [Fred] impressed me a lot in his first game", Sanchez said.

"This list of the injured players is an important list and today after training I will speak with that group of players because everybody is different - physically and mentally - and to see how available they feel they are because their feeling is very important and understanding how they think they can help or not help".

"He's more than ready but you can not have the players who arrived only last Monday after the World Cup semi-finals or final and three weeks' holiday".

Paul Pogba, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard and Marouane Fellaini will be assessed after returning late following their World Cup exertions, while Anthony Martial's availability is unclear after missing the final pre-season friendly at Bayern Munich.

"I'm not confident", he said. I also have to. But I am astonished, astonished that a club of their ilk, a club with their clout, a club that were so far off the pace a year ago in terms of the points gap, that they have done little or nothing. If they are well, me too.

"It's maybe not the best, but it is in the top two or three of squads, so go coach them". But Liverpool did its business early in splashing more than 170 million pounds (US$220 million) on Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielders Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.

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