Jose Mourinho looking for more goalscorers at Manchester United

Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola reacts during their International Champions Cup match against Real Madrid in Los Angeles California

I worked with Mourinho and I became his friend as well.

Ibrahimovic turned out 46 times for the Old Trafford side last season before sustaining a cruciate knee ligament injury against Anderlecht in the quarter-final of the Europa League - an issue that prematurely ended his campaign. A wide man has always been of interest, but Mourinho claims he is also looking for a left-back, even though he admires Luke Shaw's attitude in coming back from another injury and the England defender will be given a chance to re-establish himself. But even Mourinho knew deep down that his first season at the Manchester club was far from what he would have wanted.

And the United manager has pointed out that his remarkable record of winning the domestic title in the second season at his previous clubs offers no guarantees that the trend will continue this term.

"Europa League is not Champions League", he said.

Fans do expect a better title challenge.

"This season, in relation to the Champions League, it is not hard to motivate them against the top teams, I don't need to work at that level, so the motivation is more than enough".

While the Red Devils did win the Europa League and EFL Cup last season, they ultimately achieved a disappointing 6th place finish in Mourinho's debut season, 24 points adrift of champions Chelsea.

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"But the football club is one thing and the team's credentials going into a a competition are another thing entirely".

Mourinho, who confirmed that Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are still sidelined with injury, believes his squad is in similar shape to how it was at the end of 20116-17, despite their three marquee signings.

Such absentees means the United boss does not believe they have advanced hugely compared with this time previous year, but he retains hope of making a fourth summer signing.

Mourinho told a news conference on Friday: "We have 25 percent left which means one of four - we got a central defender that can play many other positions which is very important".

Matic adds aggression and discipline to United's midfield and he will fit right into Mourinho's preferred three-man midfield and should be a regular figure in the starting XI alongside Ander Herrera and Pogba.

"I don't say I know the league better because I have been in this league for a long time". If the remaining 25 per cent doesn't arrive, I will not moan. The top seven, we are all in Europe.

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