Manchester United aim to defy Mourinho's doubts in Premier League opener

  • Manchester United aim to defy Mourinho's doubts in Premier League opener

Manchester United aim to defy Mourinho's doubts in Premier League opener

With just hours left before the summer transfer window closes, disgruntled Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he's not confident of signing any more players.

Now it looks like no new arrivals will be heading to Old Trafford in this window.unless Mourinho has something up his sleeve. You have to try your best to get points and even with the difficulties that we had with our pre-season, now I don't think is the time to be speaking about that.

"I am still expecting them to be very strong this season, and I actually think that, along with Liverpool, they will be a lot closer to Manchester City this time".

Mourinho faced the press ahead of tomorrow's season opener against Leicester City, though the major topic of information was whether or not United would strengthen their squad. Is not an opportunity, is a match, an important match, we would prefer to have a couple more days but decision was to be first to play and that's it.

'Its hard for me to believe we finished second.

No great surprise that he gives a predictable top three, Man City to retain their title, followed by big spending Liverpool, then Tottenham. Mourinho also has selection problems for the Leicester game, with Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia and Dalot ruled out because of injuries and Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini not considered fully fit after being given extra time off to recover from the World Cup.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool did reach they Champions League final, which they lost to Real Madrid, but Mourinho is still bristling over the perception of last season as a disappointment for United, who also lost the FA Cup final to Chelsea.

Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku returned early and should be available.

Maguire and Leicester's main goal threat, Jamie Vardy, may not start, having just returned to pre-season training this week after their exertions in Russian Federation.