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It has been suggested that Anthony Martial could be used in a part-exchange deal for Perisic but Mourinho insists he does not want to sell any of his first-team players.

The very question however reflected how hard United were finding it to sign a defensive midfielder, represented a big reason why Mourinho was last week so publicly disgruntled with their transfer business, and is now why he is much happier.

New signing Nemanja Matic, as well as goalscorers Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Juan Mata all arrived back in Manchester in their club tracksuits.

Mourinho took his spending this window past the £150m mark after signing Nemanja Matic from Chelsea with the midfielder following Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku in making the move to Old Trafford.

Jose has always won the league in his second season at every club he has managed, and given his know-how on winning league titles, it is a possible dream.

"But they've strengthened again, they needed to. And I think that's the problem". He has got to help the side as the most important objective is for the team.

The final position Mourinho could strengthen is left-back as it was something of a problem area for United last season - although the newspaper does say Mourinho is ready to give Luke Shaw another chance after being impressed with his response to a frustrating campaign past year. Pogba has formed a good relationship with Lukaku on and off the pitch and can expect a higher goals return next season.

He said, "Mourinho seems intent on buying more and more players".

A Pogba playing like that will make a huge difference to United's attack even if they don't get that star. I am sure this is one of his own objectives and goals he has set himself.