England: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has expressed his desire to sign at least one more player ahead of the upcoming season, and has called for the deal to be done by next Friday.
Mourinho also spoke about Paul Pogba and said that he is not yet prepared to discuss if the star France midfielder is the player in question.
United played out a goalless draw against Everton in veteran forward Wayne Rooney’s testimonial at Old Trafford on Wednesday and they will now take on Leicester City this Sunday in the Community Shield at the Wembley Stadium in the annual curtain-raiser to the English season.
Pogba has enjoyed a post-Euro 2016 holiday in the United States while the transfer saga has unfolded, with reports of an agreed deal and rival interest from Real Madrid failing to formalise.
“We are going to sign one more player for sure. I don’t want to speak about Paul (Pogba) because he is a Juventus player and I don’t like other managers to speak about my players. I don’t speak about their players,” Mourinho told the British media after Rooney’s testimonial match.
“But the reality is we are going to sign one more player. The market closes, as you know, August 31 so we have plenty of time to do that, but I’d like to do it before the Premier League starts,” he added.