'When I joined Man United a year ago, I thought immediately that we needed a kind of Matic.
"There are not many, there are just a couple".
If reports are to be believed, Mourinho is still looking to sign one more player before the transfer window slams shut at the end of August and if they manage to acquire a versatile winger, they will a resemble a force that should easily challenge for the title.
There is a real battle for who starts on the wings, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford all vying for a place in Mourinho's starting eleven. "I'm on fire! But I will behave on the touchline, even if goals are offside". Becoming the first United manager to finish on top of the pile since Sir Alex Ferguson is great motivation for someone with his pride and ego, and numerous troubles that afflicted his first season, despite winning two cup trophies, have disappeared.
Manchester United players pose for a team photo before the UEFA Super Cup match.
Les vérités de Garcia sur le mercato
Rudi Garcia l'a avoué dans les colonnes de L'Équipe , il ne compte pas plus que cela sur l'ancien de Montpellier. Mais aujourd'hui, pour avoir des tops joueurs, on est encore un peu court . "C'est important de la dire".
"I am very happy to have him because he is one of those players with no question marks".
"In the Premier League I'd say seven teams will fight for the title and 20 fight for the victory in every game, every match".
With Lukaku having seemingly been Chelsea's first choice, how the two strikers adapt to leading the line for title contenders is one of the Premier League's most enticing subplots, while Wayne Rooney's return to Goodison Park is one for the romantics.
"I understand the reality of the market, the numbers and my club by doing 75 per cent of what I asked, the club did well". But Matic is Matic.
On the prospect of re-signing Ibrahimovic once the 35-year-old striker has recovered, Mourinho said: "We are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season".
"For the transfer market the club is trying to do their best, I am not anxious, I am ready to fight with these players".
Not only that, but Crespo was talking about how he sees Mourinho, and the different personas the manager has in front of the media and in front of the players, and says that he loved working with Mourinho for three reasons. That is normal, but that is not enough.