Manchester United have signed Shakhtar Donetsk star Fred, FC Porto teenager Diogo Dalot and Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant in the summer transfer window, but the Red Devils failed to address key areas at centre-half and the right wing.
This market is now priced at 13/10 (2.30), and that is a price that will already attract significant interest considering United kept 19 clean sheets in the league last term - the most of any team.
Chief football writer Daniel Taylor writes: "United's conclusion was that in most cases Mourinho had targeted defenders who were no better than those they already had".
The Portuguese coach said over the weekend he expected a "difficult" season if no-one else came in but seemed to backtrack ahead of Friday night's Premier League opener against Leicester - and went on to suggest finishing second last season is among the highlights of a career that has been littered with domestic and European success.
Manchester United take on Leicester City in their first fixture of the Premier League 2018/19 season tonight.
I'd prefer to look to the bench and to have them rather than to have 16-year-old boys without experience and without the power to be Premier League player directly.
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"But it's the same conversation as with (Ashley) Young, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Jesse) Lingard, it's the same".
"I see him very well but we need words with that small group to see if they can give us a hand".
With only 24 hours to go until Man Utd kick-off their campaign at home to Leicester, Mourinho is not a happy manager. After a depleted squad took part in their pre-season tour of the USA, who will start tonight?
"The players with a proper pre-season are fit and they are strong".
"When I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do - it is hard to believe that we finished second", Jose said, "because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing and finish below us look like serial winners".
"You [the media] repeat 1,000 times my relations with my players is not good", Mourinho stated.