The extension sees the Premier League rights remain on BeIN's roster of European soccer broadcast rights - which includes the top tiers in Spain, Italy, Germany and France as well as the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League - in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The United manager had claimed that the shortlist he handed over to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the end of last season went largely ignored. "They trained on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today, so you can imagine that they're not really fit and ready, but we have needs", said the boss of the quartet.
Mourinho warned United could face a "difficult" season if the club failed to sign new players, but he is insisting he will be content to work with the players in his squad in comments that may not reveal his true feelings after a disappointing few weeks of transfer business.
"Unlike previous seasons, after 9 August, clubs can not make late player acquisitions either reacting to their early season performances, or immediately utilising proceeds arising from any late player sales to overseas clubs".
That felt like a reference to Liverpool but, more importantly for United, it was also an admission that it will need a dramatic improvement this season for his own team to bridge the gap.
"Because it is very important how they feel and to understand how they think they can help or not help".
"The challenge for them is can they repeat that level of energy and that level of focus every three days?, but they are a challenge this year, Liverpool".
Pushed on whether there would be any ins or outs on Thursday, Mourinho added: "The information I have is no (nothing will happen)".
"I think back to back titles is an obsession for them".
The transfer window may have officially shut yesterday, but Derby County can still see some transfer activity thanks to an EFL rule.
Manchester United have a front six of Mata, Lingard, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial and Sanchez.
"In midfield, they've got Matic, Fred and Pogba".
Wolves' connections to Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes were a source of complaint for their competitors as they romped to the Championship title last season.