Jose Mourinho has said he is 'very far' from assembling a Manchester United team to challenge for the Premier League title.

Mourinho spent £145.3million in his first transfer window in charge of the club but United have spent the best part of four months languishing in sixth.

United have continued to court Antoine Griezmann to sharpen their blunt attack, have monitored Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko and have been linked with Benfica centre-back Victor Lindelof. Everton goalscorer Romelu Lukaku or Torino figurehead Andrea Belotti are also thought to be under consideration to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic should he leave after a season.

The club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said United would not 'churn a large number of players' in the summer but Mourinho suggested he will be ruthless in his second summer transfer window.

"What we have now is not bad at all but if you ask me how far we are from having the team I want, it’s far," Mourinho said. "Very far.