Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss 'not confident' of deadline day signing

John Aldridge: After winning the transfer war, Liverpool can now dream of Premier League glory

Jurgen Klopp's side finished 25 points behind City who finished their campaign having accrued 100 points. Guardiola opted for only one significant new recruit, landing Algeria winger Riyad Mahrez from Leicester in a £60 million swoop. "The list of injured players is an important list and, after training, I will speak with that group of [World Cup] players because everybody is different, physically and mentally, to see how they feel they are and to understand how they can help or not help".

Mourinho was left frustrated in his attempts to bolster United's squad ahead of the season, as the club failed to bring in a central defender, with a late bid for Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin proving fruitless.

Thursday's deadline passed without Spurs signing any new players, either permanently or on loan, so coach Mauricio Pochettino will open the club's new stadium with the same squad that finished third in the Premier League in May.

Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Manchester United's detractors a day ahead of his side's Premier League opener at home to Leicester City.


"They've got a manager in Jurgen Klopp who the players have got a lot of faith in and they've got fans who will keep this team going". Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Son Heung-min and Kieran Trippier have all signed new contracts since May. "I am not anxious, I am not sad, I am so happy".

"If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together". We asked him directly: Premier League or Champions League?

The striker turned broadcast pundit believes Liverpool's mental edge over City following three victories against them last season - twice in the Champions League and once in the league - could be the difference if City do not runaway with the title in the manner they did last season. Jorginho was Chelsea´s first close-season signing as the Italy midfielder followed Sarri from Napoli in a £57-million deal. The £31-million fee for Courtois was immediately reinvested in Spain worldwide Kepa Arrizabalaga, who arrived from Athletic Bilbao for £72.1 million - a world record for a keeper.

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. Premier League came out of his mouth before we'd even finished the question. Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Emery appears willing to let chief scout Sven Mislintat, director of football Raul Sanllehi and chief executive Ivan Gazidis call the transfer shots and that trio have made a series of cut-price deals for Matteo Guendouzi, Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

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