Manchester United's Jose Mourinho not confident of new signings before deadline

10 August, 2018, 15:41 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
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When asked whether he expected to welcome a fresh additions to his United squad, Mourinho offered these comments: "The information I have is no".

United have endured a hard summer transfer window as they have tried and failed to sign a host of defensive targets, with Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld and Leicester's Harry Maguire among the names on their wish-list.

Jose Mourinho has revealed that several key players will be missing in Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester City at Old Trafford.

United finished as runners-up last season, 19 points behind Manchester City, and Mourinho has already made it clear that his team needs more players if they are to overhaul their neighbours.

Here, Sky Sports takes an interactive look at how the competition between the two Manchester clubs has evolved throughout the Premier League era, with City slipping to the third tier before fighting back to overtake their neighbours.

"My view is that first of all it is hard for me to believe that we finished second when I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do", the United boss said.

'Its hard for me to believe we finished second.


As for the main challengers, Neville lists United, Liverpool and Chelsea are the only potential rivals for City's crown.

Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are among six players ruled out of the game with injury, with captain Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Sergio Romero and Diogo Dalot also sidelined.

"They returned on Monday".

We are sure to see a number of huge deals go through today and we will be keeping you up to date with every single one of them no matter how big or small.

Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku returned early and should be available. The tactics to be changed in Championship Manager you can just press a button. In football you need time to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have that until now.

Pre-season has clearly been a frustrating time for Mourinho, while a perceived lack of respect for leading his side to second spot last term has got under his skin.

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