Mourinho backs Woodward to secure double Man Utd transfer targets

Date published: Wednesday 26th July 2017 1:26

Jose Mourinho remains confident Manchester United will still land their transfer targets this summer – and insists executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has the situation “under control”.

United have so far signed Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof in a window that has seen United make slow progress on further targets.

The likes of Nemanja Matic, Eric Dier, Fabinho and Ivan Perisic have all been linked with the club, but Mourinho remains confident the club’s top targets will still sign this summer.

Woodward joined up with United’s American pre-season tour having stayed back to work on deals that the United manager is confident the executive vice-chairman has a grip on.

“I don’t know,” he said when asked if any progress had been made on transfers.

“Honestly, I don’t know. Ed is in control. He did Lindelof and Lukaku, he knows that I would like two more players, but he also knows that I have balance.

“I understand the situation, I understand the market and if my club is not able to do two players and do just one, I will accept that as a consequence of the market now.

“Our relation is good and I just wait for good news – and he knows that for me good news is to have the players, or in this case maybe just the player as soon as possible because to work together with the team is really, really important.


“But I’m calm. I like my players, I like my squad, I trust them, so I’m calm and that’s important.”

Of the players United are chasing, a deal for Perisic appears most close with Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti dropping a major hint on Wednesday that they will consider his sale.

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