Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is confident the club will sign at least one more player before the transfer window for the English Premier League closes .
The Portuguese expressed his hopes of signing two new recruits after United ’s 4 -1 defeat by Liverpool in the pre-season International Champions Cup last weekend in the U .S.
But now he says one addition seems more probable before the window closes on August 9 .
“ I am confident I will get one , but I think two I am not going to get, which is not a drama, ” Mourinho told be IN SPORTS .
“ In every pre-season it happens the same with every club , which is the manager wants more .
“ It ’s our nature, you always want more for your team. But then , club decisions are different and normally you don’ t get what you want which happened during all my career .
“ So, if I get one player until the end of the market, that’ s fine. ”
Manchester United have struggled to impress in pre-season with a patchy squad that has been depleted through injuries and key players resting after the World Cup in Russia.
Their sole pre-season win came against AC Milan last week .
The club’ s inconsistent performances has led Mourinho to express his frustration on multiple occasions throughout the U . S. tour, including criticising individual players and Manchester United ’ s lack of transfer activity.
Goalkeeper Lee Grant , however, has dismissed the notion that Mourinho is unhappy with the squad.
“ From what we’ re getting from the inside it (the atmosphere around the camp ) has been nothing but positive, ” Grant told Sky Sports.
“ The messages we are getting from the manager are positive ones and that is important for us going forward .
“ His attitude and demeanour around the place is great and that is helpful for us , especially when we are under-manned and we are working our hardest. ”
Manchester United will face UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid and German champions Bayern Munich in their next two friendlies .
They then go on to host Leicester City in their opening EPL fixture on August 10 .