Jose Mourinho frustrated by Manchester United injuries lack of signings

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The first few weeks of the season will offer a more definitive answer to the question 'Will Jose Mourinho continue to suffer from "third season syndrome" at Manchester United?'

The Red Devils were thrashed 4-1 by Liverpool on Saturday after underwhelming draws against Club America, San Jose Earthquakes and AC Milan.

"I understand his point", Charlie Stillitano, executive chairman of International Champions Cup organisers Relevent Sports, told ESPN FC.

"Sometimes you do need the more mature players, the senior players, to help the younger players and they're just not there".

More than 100,000 fans attended the clash in MI but Mourinho said: "The atmosphere was good, but if I was them I wouldn't come". Based on this desperation, reports have emerged that United have contacted Barcelona regarding a possible deal for Yerry Mina, who impressed for Colombia at the World Cup.

"I think the passion many Americans have for soccer deserves more".

"We are looking at changing the format next year but it's a bit cyclical anyway".

"And that one I gave a list to my club five names a few months ago and I wait to see if it's possible to have one of these players".

'The atmosphere was good but if I was them I wouldn't have come.

José Mourinho retains the full backing of Manchester United's board, with the hierarchy understanding the manager's frustrations regarding signings and the number of players missing from the U.S. tour. The people there decided the beach is better than this, so the stadium was empty. While Pogba's feud with his boss has cooled somewhat, Luke Shaw has continued to battle with the Portuguese after Mourinho made a series of comments about the full-back's weight problems.

In a statement that's a breath of fresh air from usual press conferencespeak, Mourinho even said that he wouldn't have paid money to go see the current depleted version of his team in action. "There's probably not a lot a members today. That's why I spoke with the manager and also with the club about my future".

"Since they didn't get rid of the manager, now you have to support him and now you have to buy new players".

"Not just Jose, but all the managers will be happy to have their full team with them".

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