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Jose Mourinho has pushed Ed Woodward and the Man United board to make more signings, and said that the season ahead will be filled with issues unless that happens.

He’s made it clear for weeks now that he’s been annoyed and unhappy with the summer business, and has now pointed out that others clubs are doing far more and are in far better positions to succeed next season – which will of course cause issues for United.

“My CEO knows what I want for quite a long time,” Sky Sports report Mourinho said.

“He knows what I want, I know that he tries to do the best for me and I still have a few days to wait what is going to happen.

“The other clubs who compete with us are really strong and have fantastic squads, like Chelsea, Tottenham or Manchester City, or they are investing massively like Liverpool, that are buying everything and everybody.

“And if we don’t make our team better it will be a difficult season for us.”

Ed Woodward

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Manchester United Chief Executive Edward Woodward makes his point prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at the Stadium of Light on October 5, 2013 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Third season

Mourinho notoriously has issues during his third season at a club, and this time round looks like being no different to all the others.

He’s ended up at odds with the board and the chairman in Woodward of course, and has certainly made comments in the past season that the fans have been annoyed about – not to mention making sure the players in the squad who he has an issue with more than aware of the problem.

Mourinho and United may well be stuck in a marriage of convenience, but that doesn’t mean it will stay that way should results go the wrong way.

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