Jose Mourinho has admitted to taking a logical stance regarding Manchester United’s transfer business.
The Portuguese has a number of targets in mind as he goes about putting together a strong squad for his debut season at Old Trafford.
However, Mourinho says he is not placing any added pressure on executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to get any particular deals done as he is well aware of how the tricky summer market works.
“My relationship with Mr Woodward is very good, it is very open,” he said.
“I never create a kind of situation for him that is black or white. It is not black or white, I give him options.
“Since day one I tried to be pragmatic in my analysis, I try to give him different options so he’s not feeling the pressure that, ‘I need to get this player because this is the player the manager wants’.
“The manager is trying to make things quite simple for everyone. The market is already difficult.
“My board doesn’t need that pressure to come from the manager. My board needs to be calm, feel that we have other options.”