Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed he hopes to make two new signings before the Premier League transfer window shuts.
Mourinho has already secured goalkeeper Lee Grant, 19-year-old defender Diogo Dalot and midfielder Fred this summer but he admits he would ideally like to strengthen with two more additions.
He told ESPN: “One thing is what I would like, another thing is what is going to happen.
“[If you had any wish…?] I would get two more players.”
Asked about the decision to close the window early, Mourinho insisted he feels it is the right decision.
“On the one side it’s a fair perspective,” he said. “I think it’s correct that the market closes before the season starts.”
“I think it’s correct that a manager, that a club, that a team knows that these are the players that you have and you cannot buy more and doesn’t happen what I think is ridiculous.
“In August a player plays in one team and in September he plays against you again but with another club. It’s quite strange this situation so I think it’s fair but I think English clubs they must be ready to be attacked.
“It’s possible that from August 9 to the end of the market in all the other leagues – and we are talking about powerful leagues with some clubs strong enough to attack in the Premier League – will be a big risk.
“From the 9th you cannot buy but you can sell and clubs must be aware of that.”