Willian claims Jose Mourinho tried to sign him again this summer

Jose Mourinho insists he's happy with Manchester United's transfer business, but is still open to the prospect of signing at least one more player. Then, when you're in the Champions League last 16 draw, anything can happen.

Mourinho's solution for United's profligacy in front of goal was to sign Romelu Lukaku for a reported £75million from Everton.

Since then, United have splurged in the transfer market, spending almost £150m ($194.8m) on the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof as they look to improve on their league table finish last season.

"It's the objective of every one of the top teams and every one of the top team managers".

The season was only considered a success because of the three secondary trophies Mourinho delivered.

"In my initial analysis, coming from January and progressing through the months, I was thinking about four players", Mourinho said.

"He had a good fight against two good central defender and I am happy with this period and how he fits into - I am never exhausted to repeat - an awesome group".

Mourinho has been boosted by David de Gea staying and feels United's rivals will be more tied up with European commitments this season.

The Daily Mail report Willian said: "He likes me a lot and I like him a lot as a coach and as a person". "He has put his trust in me and in my work, and I was very grateful to him", he added.

The Sweden worldwide was United's top scorer last season, hitting 28 goals as they won the Europa League, the League Cup and the Community Shield. "But the top seven, we are going to be in the four competitions and so there is no advantage for any one of us". We got a central defender who can play in many other positions, which is important. Victor can play right-back and can play central midfield. The general feeling is that the two Manchester clubs will compete for the top prize, but I remain cautious at this prognosis. While they do not have the cumbersome Thursday night Europa League matches to deal with, Champion League football is a whole different ball game altogether.

Mourinho, who confirmed that Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are still sidelined with injury, believes his squad is in similar shape to how it was at the end of 20116-17, despite their three marquee signings. The top seven, we are all in Europe.

Vanessa Coleman

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