Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he intends on bringing in one more summer signing but refused to reveal a name.
The Portuguese tactician has been busy in the transfer market since arriving at the club earlier this summer, signing Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to bolster what was already at his disposal.
However, the Red Devils have seemingly been on the verge of signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba for weeks now, and although he didn’t name the French international specifically as the player he believes will arrive, Mourinho expects one more new face to arrive at the club and wants it to happen before the Premier League kicks off next weekend.
“We are going to sign one more player, that’s for sure,” he said, as reported by Sky Sports.
“I don’t want to speak about Paul Pogba because he is a Juventus player and I don’t like other managers speaking about my players. I don’t speak about their players.
“But the reality is we are going to sign one more player. The market closes on August 31, so we have plenty of time to do that, but obviously I would like to do it before the Premier League season starts.”
Mourinho’s side will be in action before that as they face Leicester City for the Community Shield on Sunday, and the former Chelsea boss will naturally be desperate to start his tenure with a trophy, regardless of the importance that it holds.
In the bigger picture, the 53-year-old has all-but rebuilt the spine of his team so far this summer, and the addition of Pogba will be seen as the last piece of the puzzle.
In turn, he’ll hope that they can not only compete for the Premier League title, but are also able to rotate and perform well in cup competitions too to put the disappointment of recent years behind them.