Mourinho promises 'two or three good signings' for Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho says he already knows the two or three players he wants to sign to give Manchester United an extra push towards returning to the top of English football next season.

The 35-year-old Swede struck a sublime free kick in the first half at Wembley and then powered in a late headed victor to secure United's 3-2 victory over Southampton, taking his tally for the season to 26 goals in all competitions. This is what I am doing. "We will all believe he is going to stay here for us one more season". When Paul Pogba, interviewed next to him on the Wembley pitch, said, "That's why United bought him", Ibrahimovic, quick as a flash, responded: "They didn't buy me, I was a free transfer".

Ibrahimovic's future remains the subject of speculation given his contract expires at the end of the season, and Mourinho said: "I never beg for a player to sign a contract".

"I saw when they went in front he got the guys together as a group and he was having a little chat with them and this was the situation". "I had my mind somewhere else, but then Jose called, we have a special relationship, and it was basically 'Just tell me what number I should wear!'"

"Sometimes, the badge wins games and this was an example of that".

Mourinho quickly returned to management and was unveiled as the new United boss last summer.

"I put a lot of pressure on myself; you put a lot of pressure on myself".

The Red Devils remain sixth in the Premier League, despite a remarkable unbeaten run of form, and are two-points behind fourth-placed Arsenal with 12 games to go- whilst they face further competition from Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Liverpool for a Champions League spot.

"Everybody connected to this fantastic club wants success and this is the same for myself and for my players", he wrote.

Mourinho said Southampton manager Puel had "a reason to be really sad and disappointed".

Beneath the poker face, the United manager was more than happy; nothing pleases the Portuguese like winning trophies.

Southampton, playing in their first Wembley cup final since 1979, were the sharper team in the opening stages and Gabbiadini was unlucky to have a goal disallowed for offside. "We scored first but the decision was not for us". "It's a hard one to take because we deserved a lot more".

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