Mourinho Expects "No" Players To Sign For Manchester United Today

"I am not confident", Mourinho said of United's chance of new signings ahead of Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester.

The Red Devils were the closest challengers to record-breaking rivals Manchester City in 2017-18, but still finished some 19 points off the pace.

"I am so happy with the team and, from last season, I said maybe one more player, maybe two".

"Naby Keita, I believe he will be a massive player, same with Fabinho, and Shaqiri will be a great signing too".

Fulham signalled its determination to stay in the Premier League by becoming the first promoted team to spend over 100 million pounds ($128 million) in the summer transfer window.

"Nothing will happen before the transfer window shuts?"

Mourinho had warned it would be a "difficult season" if United did not make any more acquisitions and it now looks like his side will miss out. "That is my experience at Barcelona and Bayern Munich".


"His arrival is good for the Premier League". 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.

"My view is that first of all is hard for me to believe we finished second", he added.

"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.

"They returned on Monday", he said.

Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones all came back early from their own extended breaks but Mourinho sounded downbeat again when he was asked about the new season.

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.

"My view is that, first of all, is hard for me to believe we finished second", he said.


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