Manchester United vs Leicester City team news announced

Dean Simpson
August 11, 2018

By bringing on McTominay - and by starting Pereira, Pogba and Rashford - Mourinho ensured that United's academy graduates have played more minutes in just one game of the new Premier League season than their rivals Manchester City's youth players did in the entirety of the 2017/18 season.

The Red Devils coach has cut a sullen figure throughout pre-season with the former Chelsea boss unable to hide his dissatisfaction with Brazil global midfielder Fred being his sides only high profile signing.

Jose Mourinho's hopes of reinforcing the Manchester United squad were extinguished as the transfer deadline came and went without any new arrivals.

"I think by the end of November or December, you don't need words - you will see by then which teams are candidates to win the Premier League".

"I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to this first couple of matches".

I think that they will be the ones who push City all the way and I don't expect Guardiola's champions to run away with it as easily as they did last season, when the title race was nearly done and dusted by Christmas.

"So, the pressure is on and there is even speculation he might not last much longer in his job".

"We have a very good squad, with very good players and it is very hard to add players to that", Pochettino added.

Asked if he had the tools to compete without new signings, Mourinho said: "I have my players, I like my players, I like to work with my players".

"It's the last time I speak about it".

On potential debutant Riyad Mahrez, Guardiola added: "He knows the Premier League and that's a good point for us".

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho admits to being disappointed by his side's transfer business, but now intends to draw a line under the matter.

Premier League clubs spent £1.2bn on transfer-in of players in the first abbreviated summer transfer window ending 9 August.

"We believe we can do better, dominate more and we will try to do it".

However, the Blues swung into action late Wednesday when they agreed to sell goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid in a deal which paved the way for Athletic Bilbao 'keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to move to Stamford Bridge on a seven-year deal worth an estimated £71 million.

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