Jose Mourinho was reluctant to compare Manchester United’s transfer business with other Premier League clubs on Friday, although he reiterated he is happy with the summer window so far.
The manager has already added Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly, Swedish superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Armenia captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan to his talented squad at Old Trafford, and he is confident that a “very good midfield player” will arrive before the Premier League season begins.
During a press conference at the Aon Training Complex to preview Sunday’s Community Shield match against Leicester City at Wembley, Mourinho was quizzed on United’s transfer activity and whether he considered it to be better than the other 19 top-flight teams in England.
“I think our market has been good,” Jose explained in the Jimmy Murphy Centre, after declining to comment on other clubs. “We have made decisions. We decided to bring four players and not 10. We decided to bring in players that are Manchester United level. We decide to bring four that we think can really improve the squad and not just be one more player. This is the profile of our market.
“We got a young central defender that needs time to be a top one, but he has top potential and we believe a lot in him. We brought Micki here, a player whose quality we know. We got a super striker and we are going to get a very good midfield player. So I am happy with the balance of my squad, I’m happy with the effort that the club has and is still putting in for us.”