Mourinho says he has one more player to sign before deadline day

Mourinho says he has one more player to sign before deadline day

- Mourinho says he has one more signing to make before the transfer window shuts

- Manchester United were defeated by Liverpool in the International Champions Cup

- The Red Devils will take on Spanish side Real Madrid in their next pre-season friendly

Jose Mourinho has said he hopes one target from the list of five options he gave Manchester United will arrive before the August 9, transfer deadline.

United were thrashed 4-1 by Premier League rivals, Liverpool in an International Champions Cup match at Ann Arbor.

The Portuguese's list of transfer targets is understood to relate to central defence, an area in which he is particularly keen to strengthen.

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The Red Devils have been linked with Leicester's Harry Maguire and Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld.

And Mourinho has expressed his interest in Real Madrid's Raphael Varane, Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng and Inter Milan's Milan Skriniar.

The former Chelsea boss dismissed any chance of making the second signing he feels he needs.

"I would like two more players. I don't think I'm going to have two," he said. "I think it's possible I'm going to have one.

"I gave my club a list of five names a few months ago. I wait to see if it's possible to have one of these players."

It was United first loss of the tour and Mourinho pointed out the vast majority of the players on show will not be part of his plans for the season ahead.

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He said: "This is not even 30% of my squad. What about Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Nemanja Matic and Antonio Valencia? This is our squad."

Meanwhile, had earlier reported Jose Mourinho received some good news after new signing Fred joined up with Manchester United's pre-season squad on tour in the USA.

The 25-year-old jetted into California on Thursday after observing the break given to him by the club following his involvement with Brazil at the World Cup.

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