"I asked for five players and they did not bring me any".
"[Fred] is a midfield player, he's not a striker, not a central defender".
But Mourinho insists that while he will talk to Pogba before deciding when exactly to re-introduce him to competitive first team action, he has been happy with his attitude and first few days back in training in Manchester.
"Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (to prepare) is not enough".
"But it's the same conversation as with (Ashley) Young, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Jesse) Lingard, it's the same". We have to try the best with every player'.
"If they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, 10 minutes half an hour". I focus on just what we have, and we go with everything we have to the first match.' In addition to holding on to 25-year-old Maguire, Leicester supplemented their squad with two more defenders - Filip Bekovic and Caglar Soyuncu.
If he remains at Old Trafford beyond the 31 August European transfer deadline how do the club, and Mourinho, manage the World Cup-winning star? It's Anthony Martial's turn to be publically criticised as he chose to spend time with his family after the birth of his child rather than return to America.
"I'd say it's a doubtful situation there", he said in regards to whether Mourinho will see out the season.
"In pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, it looked like I was saying something insane", he added.
Maguire and Leicester's main goal threat, Jamie Vardy, may not start having just returned to pre-season training this week after their exertions in Russian Federation.
"You try to make a case and there is no case in it".
Mourinho was left irritated by the lack of signings, says the Guardian, as his bosses believed the targets were no better than the players he already had.