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Mourinho set to wield the axe at United



Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has indicated that his squad could be set for further changes before the end of the summer transfer window.


Mourinho has signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly so far this summer.

But the former Chelsea boss said during his first news conference at Manchester United that he and the club had “made a nucleus of four priorities, four positions, to give a certain balance to the squad,” with sources saying that Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba remains a target.

The only first-team players to leave Old Trafford since the end of last season have been Victor Valdes and Nick Powell, who were both released at the ends of their contracts.

But Mourinho’s message for the fans, published on the club’s official website on Monday, indicated that other members of the squad could be on the move in the current transfer window.

“It’s a new chapter in the club’s life,” Mourinho said. “Always when you change a manager I feel it is a sad moment, but it is a new chapter now.

“We have brought a few new faces in, we will keep some others but, in the end, it doesn’t matter who the manager is, who the new players are, or who is staying or leaving — it’s Man United and Man United is much more than any one of us.”

The Portuguese coach added that he wants to win “everything” at his new club.

“I’m not humble when I talk about targets,” Mourinho said. “I’m quite aggressive on that. I want everything and everything is to win matches, play well, score goals, don’t concede goals.

“I know that we are speaking about a hypothetical situation, which is very difficult to reach, but I want everything.”

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