Jose Mourinho ‘overachieved’ with Man United — Sky Sports pundit

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The Red Devils have been extremely light in the transfer window.

Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire were considered overpriced by United's board, even at lower values.

Boss Jose Mourinho is not expecting a deal to go through for any of the quartet, however, with the blame being put exclusively on executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward's shoulders.

Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley has proposed the idea that United's refusal to grant Mourinho his demands may stem from a sinister desire to get him to quit without having to pay a huge fee to sack him following his new contract back in January.

Mina scored three times in three games in Russian Federation, including against Everton's England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford with a dramatic stoppage-time header to send their last-16 tie to extra-time.

Internally, the greatest frustration for Mourinho has been waiting for the return of those players who had the longest World Cup campaigns. I'm just not sure, they've got themselves in a situation now where they're desperate.

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Mina was regarded by United as far off the level that they wanted in a centre-back and there were concerns about his all-round game. They certainly seem very unsure of the players he has brought in before - [Eric] Bailly, [Victor] Lindelof. He isn't convinced by them.

"The players with a proper pre-season are fit and they are strong". It's just the late surge of it.

Liverpool look like the big winners of the window as they have emerged as second favourites for the title behind champions Manchester City after doing their business early in splashing over £170 million on Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielders Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.

"How many times did you sit on here when Sir Alex was manager and no one came or they couldn't get it over the line?"

"They identified a target - he didn't really play in the World Cup and had no impact - but they were well prepared and wanting to buy him before then".

"He is one of the players I have to speak to, to see how he feels physically and mentally". But beyond the football aspect, there is general unease surrounding the club both from the manager and their fans.

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