My DS came home from nursery yesterday and I asked him who he had been playing with. He said 'no one, I played myself'. I asked him 'all day?" and he said 'Yes, I have no friends".
from talking to his keyworker in the past she has said he mixes well and is popular in the group (not that popularity matters much tbh!). He normally talks about his wee pals. His comment about 'no friends' made me a bit sad, he didn't seem too bothered and I certainly didn't make a deal out of it. Should I just leave it be and put it down to toddlers talking random stuff?!
DD used to say that at that age, and sometimes now (4.3) will come back from pre-school and say 'so-and-so' doesn't want to be my friend. I've figured out that what she means is that this child didn't want to play with her that second! That may well be what your DS means. I'd try not to worry about it.
My dcs are 8 and 5. At this age every term or so they used to say almost exactly this. Dd1 never had a problem with friends (although she was a bit standoffish in reception). She's now really popular and happy. Dd2, still occasionally says things like this, but with deeper delving what he means is his friends don't always want to play his games all time.
Honestly, honestly please take it with a huge dollop of salt. Unless the nursery staff back up any fears, or your dc constantly says it all the time I really wouldn't worry.