Ex-star happy with his time at Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez

The striker is sidelined with a knee injury he suffered while playing for United in April.

"So we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of him staying with us for the second part of the season".

United have spent heavily this summer, signing Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic for a combined fee of over £150m, as they look to challenge both domestically and in the Champions League.

"In my initial analysis from January and through the months I was thinking of four players but I'm not a hard person to work with in spite of if you make it look different", said Mourinho, ahead of United's Premier League opener against West Ham, live on Sky Sports Premier League on Sunday. "It's not something urgent, it's not something we're desperate to have done or not done".

Mourinho is now preparing his team for their Premier League opener against West Ham United on Sunday afternoon as they look to kick off their season with a victory.

Mourinho delivered his Matic verdict in his usual deadpan fashion in his pre-match press conference ahead of hosting West Ham this afternoon.

"We have [bought] three players, as you know".

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.

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"There are obviously bigger competitions than others, but we will certainly be fighting on all fronts to win as much as we can". "I think we are ready".

Mourinho says he is after another player "coming from the sides" to complete his summer business - leaving the door open for either a winger or a full-back.

"I'm happy with the club's efforts".

"I don't think I am going to win it because I always win it in the second season". I will go with what I have to try to win everything.

"And if, until 31 August, the remaining 25 per cent don't arrive, I will not moan".

"We always had that so my teams always had the goalscorer, we always had the guy that scores more goals, but then we had the winger that scored 15 goals, we had the midfield player who scored 10 goals, we had the central defender that scored five goals".

"I'm happy that the club managed to do 75 per cent of the work before the Premier League starts". "He's not got a contract, but he's still close to Manchester, and the fact we are involved in the Super Cup now is also his merit". The 25 per cent would be for a player for another position, playing from the sides.

"It's the way I trust the player is going to perform so I think it's a fantastic signing for us".

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