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Jose Mourinho 'would have left any other club but Manchester United'

Mourinho 'would have left any other club'
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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho reportedly tells friends that he would have quit this summer if he was in charge of any other club.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho would have reportedly quit this summer if he was in charge of any other club.

The Portuguese boss endured a frustrating transfer window as chief executive Ed Woodward failed to bring in his primary transfer target of a central defender, signing only Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant during the summer.

Rumours of a fallout between Mourinho and Woodward have been rife since the transfer window closed, and The Mirror reports that the former Chelsea boss is still seething at the club's lack of ambition in the market.

Mourinho reportedly believes that his chances of closing the gap on champions Manchester City have been undermined by Woodward's refusal to spend the money needed to bring in a new centre-back.

The 55-year-old is understood to have told friends that he would have left any other club in protest had he been treated the same, but only stayed because of Manchester United's stature.

The Red Devils were linked with the likes of Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire, Diego Godin and Yerry Mina throughout the window, but failed to secure the services of any of their targets.

United's defensive frailties were exposed in just their second game of the season, when they were beaten 3-2 by Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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