Manchester United sorely need to get back to winning ways on Wednesday and Mourinho's men, many of them fresh from a weekend rest, should have the quality to do just that.

Sixth-placed United could only manage a 0-0 draw at home against Hull City on Wednesday, leaving themselves four points adrift of Liverpool and Manchester City - and also five points behind Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

"Unless you have another player with a special feeling to score goals coming from another position, or you have another player scoring six, seven or eight goals from penalties".

Goalkeeper: David De Gea is one of the first names on Mourinho's team sheet so the Spaniard is nearly certain to keep his place on Sunday.

"We always try to score and try to win. but we should score more goals and win more matches", he accepted.

He scored 32 times for Atletico as they reached the Champions League final and was the top scorer at Euro 2016 with France.

United have previously been questioned for chasing unrealistic targets, particularly during David Moyes' tenure as manager, when they had a hard 2013 summer transfer window and their only major signing was Marouane Fellaini on deadline day.

"Well if you don't know football, you shouldn't be with a microphone in your hand".

"He needs a little bit more time to adapt because it's not very easy to be worth £89m. Next season will be much better for them".

"I didn't know the players very well".

Jose Mourinho has warned that Manchester United will not dragged into "impossible deals" this summer to help the world's best players and their agents secure a better deal elsewhere. I am sure with training we will improve.

"I don't like my clubs to participate in impossible deals".

Another potential name mentioned is Tottenham's 23-year-old star striker Harry Kane, but according to the report, United have their reservations as to whether the English worldwide would be allowed to leave North London.

United have recalled back-up goalkeeper Dean Henderson from a loan spell at Grimsby Town to provide cover after Joel Pereira, the club's third-choice keeper, picked up a knee injury.