Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss 'not confident' of transfer deadline day signing

Emmett Rice
August 13, 2018

"I'm not going to sit here and say Liverpool are going to win the league but this is the best chance Liverpool have had at this stage of the season of winning the title since probably 2008-09".

"The other clubs who compete with us are really strong and already have fantastic teams".

Ralls and his Cardiff City team mates are about to embark on the club's first Premier League campaign since 2013/14.

Leicester also spent heavily on seven new players with a £104.3m outlay, topped by Championship prospect James Maddison (£24m) but also secured the services of former West Brom captain Jonny Evans for just £3.5m.

Kelechi Iheanacho has been in prolific goal-scoring form in the pre-season games and should start which will allow Jamie Vardy the breathing time on the bench.

Although there has been speculation about a deal for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld, there has been no offer from United while Leicester remain determined to retain England worldwide Harry Maguire, who has four years left on his contract.

Pogba, fresh from his triumph in Russian Federation with France but also the subject of recent transfer speculation, was named captain by manager Jose Mourinho.

Despite missing a host of World Cup stars, City looked in ominous form as they dismissed Chelsea 2-0 to lift the Community Shield at the weekend but face a tough start as Arsenal begin the post-Arsene Wenger era at the Emirates on Sunday.

United were the closest side to City last season, albeit finishing 19 points behind their neighbours. "That's reversing the trend we've seen in the last few years".

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The early summer transfer deadline in the Premier League sparked a drop in spending for the first time since 2010.

Despite the drop in the gross figure, the net spend by Premier League clubs to this point is a record £865m - inflated by a busy deadline day for the likes of Fulham, with five signings, and Everton whose additions included Barcelona pair Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.

Silva, whose side were unlucky in the end not to win despite being a man light and were instead held to a late 2-2 draw, was of the opinion Jagielka's sending off was harsh.

While that is not something over which Klopp can have an influence over, there are possibly ways the Reds can help themselves.

"We could be the unluckiest side this season but it doesn't actually mean anything in the grand scheme of things".

"Obviously they can come to the English clubs, they can buy players and they can leave English clubs without the possibility of a quick action, of a quick response, so it's another element of weakness".

Paul added: "When there is a flow to the game, referees get swept up in the game".

"If you have a build-up of anticipation and atmosphere you can psychologically get in referees' heads".

"I think previous year was my best season so far".

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