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

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Last season may have been their highest finish since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, but the 19-point gap to runaway Premier League champions Manchester City underlined the improvements required.

"The information I have is no".

This summer has already seen some mega-deals take place regarding Premier League clubs with Riyad Mahrez moving from Leicester City to Manchester City for a huge £67m, whilst Naby Keita joined Liverpool for £62m in a deal that was agreed on last summer.

"It looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane, I repeat: Pre-season hard when you don't have your players to work, that's as simple as that". I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in.

"Other teams go up and down, we want to try to win one point more than the others".

City's defence gets under way at Arsenal on Sunday and Guardiola confirmed he could select World Cup stars including Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne despite their lack of a pre-season.

Those issues have provided an unwelcome backdrop to a hard pre-season, United's makeshift side having suffered defeats to Liverpool and Bayern Munich.

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Midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are back in contention for Manchester City's Premier League opener at Arsenal . With the same players and also our new players with us, and with a new culture and new staff".

"They returned on Monday", he said.

Sergio Romero, Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Dalot, Ander Herrera and Matic are all injured for Leicester's visit, while Mourinho needs to check on the fitness of those that returned late from the World Cup.

Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku made slightly early returns so could be involved on Friday, perhaps helping to boost the mood of a manager who has looked downbeat for much of the summer.

Premier League fans in MENA will be able to watch all 380 games per season exclusively live on BeIN, in addition to having access to comprehensive magazine programming, including pre and post-match shows, as well as daily highlights and weekly wrap-up programmes. It is hard for me to understand we finish second.

The Portuguese believes runners-up are often portrayed as if they have been relegated and those who finish below them are presented as "serial winners".

Mourinho has won three Premier League titles with Chelsea and two Champions League trophies as Porto and Inter Milan manager. What happened last season, we have learned and we know what to do.

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