Manchester United back José Mourinho despite manager's transfer frustrations

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"I understand the manager, he is frustrated".

Mourinho clarified he still desired two signings this summer: "I would get two more players". I think that it is possible I will have one. "I think today it was a game where it was quite easy to come in for pretty much all of them because we played over 90 minutes of really good football on a very hard pitch for both teams".

With the transfer window approaching its end, pressure is heavily on the shoulders of United management to come up with a plan to handle the dire situation of missing players, which could prove detrimental in the club's bid to win some major silverware this season. "If it is not possible we keep fighting, working and believing in the players that we have".

"It's unbelievable. The team-mates have received me very well and I'm so thankful for that", Dalot told MUTV.

United, it must be remembered, would not have signed off this tour without Mourinho having the final say and Saturday's match was watched by Bryan Glazer, who represented the club's owners. We are playing here just to survive and to have some not very happy results. "It was probably because we played against my old team". We don't have wingers, we don't have strikers, he is the only who is here.

"The majority of the players that played are not going to play - some of them are not even going to belong to the squad", he stated.

Seconds before Liverpool took the lead, Matteo Darmian galloped away down the right flank with Alexis Sanchez and Juan Mata seemingly in acres of space in front of him, only for Alberto Moreno to cut out his attempted pass.

Mourinho has praised their commitment and dedication, revealing Bailly had asked to play against Liverpool when Chris Smalling started limping in the warm-up, because he wanted to protect United's young players.

Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly, Nemanja Matic and Diogo Dalot are all injured as well.

United open their Premier League campaign against Leicester on August 10 and Mourinho's preparations have been hampered by injuries and the absence of stars like Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard following the World Cup.

"And he went to Philadelphia for a top world specialist in relation to these kind of injuries and he didn't leave the clinic, he had immediate surgery not to lose more time".

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