Jose Mourinho Calls On Ed Woodward To Fix 'Difficult Season' Ahead

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The Portuguese has cut a frustrated figure throughout pre-season after seeing his hands tied by issues outside of his control.

It is intriguing perhaps that Jose Mourinho, when speaking to the club's official in-house television network, referred to himself having to wait, and not the club collectively.

Sources said that while United want to keep Martial and Pogba, they are willing to listen to offers for Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo. To be fair, most managers would say that.

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Leicester's Harry Maguire has also been looked at, but the Foxes don't want to sell the England World Cup hero and will demand more than the £75m Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk in January if there is to be a late deal.

"If Jose doesn't get the tools he feels he needs to win this title, then there's a real chance that he will just go".

Chelsea forward Willian has fuelled speculation that he could be on his way to Manchester United by admitting that he hopes to work with Jose Mourinho again.

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He added: "You don't want to see all this negativity".

Jones was restricted to 25 appearances last season because of injury but was first-choice towards the end of the campaign and started the FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea alongside Chris Smalling. The young Reds went closest to securing a victor in the first half through Joshua Bohui, who travelled with the first team on our U.S. tour, but came under pressure during the second period as the Toffees grew in confidence.

"He [Mourinho] should be talking about the players coming to Old Trafford, how he's changed the style and how it's going to be exhilarating".

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The same article states that Bayern are asking for £44m to sell the former Manchester City defender in the current transfer window after a hard World Cup for Boateng.