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International Champions Cup organiser understands Jose Mourinho frustration

International Champions Cup organiser understands Jose Mourinho frustration

Despite Saturday's game drawing over 100,000 people to watch United and Liverpool on Saturday, Mourinho said he wouldn't have paid to watch his team in action and bemoaned the lack of big names on show in the US this summer. United made a strong start to the summer with the likes of Fred and Diogo Dalot brought into the squad but they have since pursued just a solitary signing in the form of Lee Grant, who is expected the assume the role of the third-choice goalkeeper.

Xherdan Shaqiri has got his Liverpool career off to an impressive start, scoring a sensational bicycle kick in Liverpool's 4-1 friendly win over Man United in the International Champions Cup.

When Mourinho handed United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a list of five players he wanted to sign this summer, he would have anticipated a minimum of three being delivered to him by the time he returned to pre-season training.

"I think I'm used to doing it [laughs]!"

"I don't think he's a leader", Mourinho said, when revealing Bailly's ankle is badly swollen.

"If it's possible.it's possible, if it's not it's not. If it is not possible we keep fighting, working and believing in the players that we have".

"This is nothing to do with reinforcements", Mourinho said. "The reinforcement is Pogba, Fellaini, Lindelof, Rashford, Lingard, Matic, Valencia - these are reinforcements".

"Since they didn't get rid of the manager, now you have to support him and now you have to buy new players. That is another thing, but this is not even 30 percent of my squad, so don't look to this that way".

"Sometimes you do need the more mature players, the senior players, to help the younger players and they're just not there". "They have great players for sure but we'll be ready for them".

Meanwhile, after a humiliating loss against Klopp's Liverpool, Mourinho is extremely frustrated with the transfer process of Manchester United. "We've played against quality opponents".

"It's a big club and I want to show my football too and you can see on the pitch that I have a lot of experience too". "I watched Chelsea versus Inter earlier and people had decided the beach was better. If I go it is because the offer that another team makes will be good".