Paul Scholes: Jose Mourinho has not been good enough for Manchester United

Paul Scholes: Jose Mourinho has not been good enough for Manchester United

Leicester City defender Harry Maguire is preparing to leave for Manchester United, it has been revealed. England internationals Chris Smalling and Phil Jones remain incumbent at the club, despite the inconsistencies in their displays, while Mourinho's signings Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are expected to bounce back from what was a disappointing 2017-18 season for the pair.

He wants to sign two more players before the transfer deadline but has admitted it may not happen.

Pogba, the £89 million midfielder, was one of France's star performers in their recent World Cup triumph. Asked if United's existing squad is good enough to be title contenders, the manager said: "I don't answer to your question".

"I don't think he will be available to play any one of the three matches of the International Champions Cup", Mourinho added.

The 2018 edition has been rather tiresome, and it looks especially boring when you juxtapose it against the first two summer Mourinho era transfer windows at United, which brought prolific spending and lots of excitement.

"Of course, I am not happy".

"The first match of the season is against Leicester and the second one is against Brighton", Mourinho said.

"Knowing Anthony the way I know him I think if you can get the best out of him, he's up there ability-wise with the best in the league".

"We bought a fantastic player [Diego Dalot]".

"I think the World Cup is the flawless habitat for a player like him to give (their) best".

He was solid at the back and a real aerial threat going forward, you can imagine Mourinho getting excited just thinking about Maguire in a red jersey.

The 28-year-old has enjoyed a successful two seasons at Juve but is believed to be interested in a new challenge although he was coy about his future recently when welcoming new signing Ronaldo to Juventus.

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