Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
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Jose Mourinho lists second-place finish among 'greatest achievements'

Jose Mourinho lists second-place finish among 'greatest achievements'

Manchester United have signed Shakhtar Donetsk star Fred, FC Porto defender Diogo Dalot and Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant this summer.

Boateng has a chequered injury record - he missed 181 days last season alone mainly because of hamstring problems - and United are keen on a loan deal with an option to buy rather then meeting Bayern's demand to pay €50 million in a series of instalments.

And Scholes feels United don't have enough quality in their squad to compete with their two main rivals.

"So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to this first couple of matches, maybe four matches because after Burnley there is national team and a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare people better, is to focus on players available so I'm not thinking about that list I give you, I focus on what we have".

Both clubs have managers who could be perceived to have underperformed last season, both of whom will be hoping to start their season with a few positive results after an underwhelming pre-season.

"But he's got great experience, he's been at top clubs, he's been in hard positions before, he's in a hard position now I think, but he needs to try to find a way to get out of it". City are a really good side, great manager, some great players, a way of playing that they all know about and Manchester United seem to be not too sure what's going on. "It's what the team lacked - someone who plays 'jogo bonito,' as they say in Brazil".

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Jose Mourinho has repeatedly expressed his desire to strengthen Manchester United's defence after they finished second in the Premier League last term.

He told ESPN Brasil: "I would have liked that they had signed many more world-class players".

"Or they are investing massively like Liverpool, who are buying everything and everybody".

The Portuguese coach said on Sunday his team could face a "difficult" season if there are no new arrivals before the 5 p.m. deadline on Thursday.

Alexis Sanchez sees Manchester United's Premier League opener against Leicester on Friday as a "must-win" game.


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