Man Utd boss Mourinho to make decision on players after transfer window closes

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed he will make a decision on his team after the transfer window shuts.

Speaking on the Sunday Football podcast, the former Chelsea boss said: “I will have to wait until the day I have finished my contract and can go back home.”

But I want to see where the players are at, what the club are doing and, if there is a possibility of me leaving, how we can take advantage of that.

“I want to have a plan and a plan that works for all of us, for the club and for myself.”

The Portuguese, who will become United’s fifth manager in four years, said he did not know if his decision would affect the club’s Champions League qualification.

He said: ‘I don’t know how we will qualify.

If we can’t reach the next round, then it is fine, but that depends on the players and the situation in the club.

“The club has to improve, the club has a good squad, and it’s important that we stay together.”

We are still a club that’s working on the way forward.

The players need to be focused, the players have to be ready, the team needs to be confident, and that’s what we have to do.

“It’s a difficult time, but I hope it can turn out in the right way.”

United, who lost 3-2 to Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup on Wednesday, are second from bottom in the Premier League, one point off second-placed Liverpool.