However, with Mourinho having signed a new contract at the beginning of the year, the club will be forced to pay a hefty sum to remove him from the Old Trafford dugout. United said they were happy to be kept informed.
"Not getting in a top quality centre-half will be a major disappointment for them. He is an example of the type of players we need to sign in order to win trophies and compete at the highest level". "Leicester have players in their side who can do some damage".
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been one of the more outspoken critics of the shortened window with time running out for Spurs to make a single signing this summer.
Mourinho wanted United to accept the offer and offload Pogba from the club this summer and informed his confidants.
The Red Devils will also be partially affected by the late return of some of their players after successful World Cup campaigns, but some of them will be pushed into action by the manager due to a growing injury crisis which was increased during an indifferent run of form in their pre-season campaign.
"I do not trust that new players will arrive and I'm not confident in that so now I will only focus on the players I have", he said. The World Cup-winning midfielder reportedly informed the club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward via text that he intends to leave the club following a rejected approach from Barcelona.
"If you are a united fan like me and can no longer stand this dreary, defensive boring style of play then please donate. I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second [place] last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".
"When I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do - it is hard to believe that we finished second", Jose said, "because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing and finish below us look like serial winners".
Indonesia quake kills at least 19, injures dozens
Local disaster official Agung Pramuja said 32 people were confirmed dead, many from northern and western parts of Lombok . She added: "It was very scary and we are in Bali , I can't imagine how it must've felt to those closer to Lombok ".