Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
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Four clubs spend 40% of Premier League's £1.2bn outlay

Four clubs spend 40% of Premier League's £1.2bn outlay

For others, however, the final hours of the window proved to be frantic, including Everton's late surge, Fulham and Wolves' remarkable activity and Man United's desperate search for a centre-back.

I respect and don't judge - they spend what they can spend with Financial Fair Play.

"I'm so happy with the team and I said last season maybe one or two [arrivals], but we don't have any more money to spend, that is the truth".

"I am not confident", Mourinho said.

Mourinho warned last weekend that a "difficult season" could lie ahead if they failed to strengthen the squad before the deadline. "Or they are investing massively like Liverpool, who are buying everything and everybody", Mourinho told MUTV after his team's 1-0 friendly loss to Bayern Munich Sunday. Any deal for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld was a way off on the eve of the deadline and interest in Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has been tempered up until now by prohibitive financial demands.

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.


Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Dalot, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic will all be unavailable for Friday's opener against Leicester.

"They returned on Monday. You can not expect them to be fit". "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".

"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, is hard for me to believe we finished second", he said.

Manchester United have been hit by injuries throughout the pre-season tour of the United States and there are plenty of first-team stars that have only just returned from their holidays due to exploits in the World Cup this summer.

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