Belfast Telegraph

Mourinho happy with United strikers and pledges not to buy more

Jose Mourinho does not intend to make any attacking reinforcements this summer as Alexis Sanchez means the Manchester United manager now feels he has the components to flourish.

Mourinho has admitted that table-topping Manchester City's lead is insurmountable, with second spot the best his team can manage. United are 13 points behind Pep Guardiola's men with 12 matches remaining.

The Old Trafford giants will no doubt be active in the transfer market, but Mourinho will not sign any attackers having made Alexis Sanchez his latest attacking recruit. "We have Alexis, we have (Romelu) Lukaku, we have (Anthony) Martial, we have (Marcus) Rashford.

"Rashford can play on the left and the right, Alexis is the same. All of them apart from Lukaku can play also from behind, they can also play as the second striker.

"That's why I say that it's bad for you because you like to have things to write and things to speculate, especially in the summer - but I don't want attacking players so don't speak about attacking players that are coming here because nobody is coming here.

"We have (Juan) Mata, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial, Alexis - I don't want attacking players, so speculation in the summer you have to go to other areas. But attacking players I am really happy."

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