EPL: Mauricio Pochettino set to replace Mourinho at Manchester United
- Author: Stacy Allen Aug 01, 2018,
Aug 01, 2018, 2:47
United play one more friendly after the conclusion of the ICC, against Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena, before they kick-off the new Premier League season at home to Leicester City on August 10. Already head scout Javier Ribalta has left the club, Jose Mourinho criticised his youth players and captain, two different players indicated they want to leave and there were rumours of a manager/vice-chairman rift.
Asked if he was confident he would get both, the United boss said: "No".
Jose Mourinho promised a squad overhaul this summer, but has only managed to sign three players out of which two might only end up being squad names, used only when required.
"First of all, I have to respect what my manager said, because he knows what he's talking about", said Herrera.
Imposing Leicester centre-back Harry Maguire and Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld have been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford, as have a variety of other defenders.
"The players we have bought one is a goalkeeper cover, one is a 19-year-old kid".
"We basically have the same players".
Mourinho's position was in stark contrast to England manager Gareth Southgate's much-praised decision to allow Fabian Delph to leave the World Cup finals to be with his wife at the birth of their child.
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Mourinho has cut a frustrated figure throughout pre-season, due to several of his high profile players being unavailable due to their exploits at the World Cup and an inability to land his main transfer targets.
Sources have told ESPN FC that Herrera picked up an ankle knock during the 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in MI on Saturday, while Bailly suffered a similar problem during the victory over AC Milan in Los Angeles last week.
"I agree that when the season starts the transfer window closes", said Mourinho.
"I think something has gone on in the background maybe they've had a fallout or whatever".