Jose Mourinho does not intend to make any attacking reinforcements for Manchester United this summer after Alexis Sanchez's arrival.

Jose rules out striker moves

Jose rules out striker moves

The Portuguese coach made the surprising - albeit realistic - admission that table-topping Manchester City's lead was insurmountable, with second spot the best his side could manage this season.

United are 13 points behind Pep Guardiola's men with 12 matches remaining and Mourinho intends to use the rest of the campaign as a catalyst for an improved Premier League title charge next season.

The Old Trafford giants will no doubt be active in the transfer market to aid those hopes, but the Portuguese had pledged not to sign any attackers having made Sanchez his latest attacking recruit and regardless of whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic departs.

Mourinho said: 'We have Alexis, [Romelu] Lukaku, [Anthony] Martial, [Marcus] Rashford. Rashford can play on the left and the right, Alexis is exactly the same.

'All of them apart from Lukaku can play from behind as the second striker that’s why I say that it’s bad for you because you like to have things to write and speculate, especially in the summer.

'But I don’t want attacking players so don’t speak about attacking players that are coming here because nobody is coming here.'