Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
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Jose Mourinho warned 29-year-old won’t improve Man United

Jose Mourinho warned 29-year-old won’t improve Man United

"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 has admitted this morning that he is "not confident" of any new arrivals before tonight's 5pm transfer deadline so he'll have to work with what he's got as Claude Puel's Leicester visit Old Trafford.

Manchester United fans have raised questions over Jose Mourinho's transfer activity of late, with a distinct lack of marquee signings being the main cause of concern, but surely a GoFundMe page to raise millions is a little too far.

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

Mourinho also suggested he had not been given enough credit for guiding United to a runners-up finish in the Premier League last season, as he again suggested the negativity around the club was misplaced.

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Liverpool have invested heavily over the summer as they look to pose a challenge to last season's runaway champions, Manchester City, but the same can't be said for United.

'It is hard for me to understand we finish second which I keep saying, that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game'.

"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".

"They returned on Monday, trained for four days so you can imagine that they are not really fit and ready but we have needs", he added.

"But, if the reports in the papers are true and whether it's him or his agent or a bit of both, Sir Alex Ferguson would have just said, "see you later". I told that during pre-season.

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