Jose Mourinho aims early dig at 'serial winners' Liverpool and Tottenham

It's a fearless call to say that of the three promoted teams Fulham have enjoyed the better transfer window - and remember I'm writing this prior to Thursday's Deadline Day - given what Wolves have done in the transfer market, but not only do I think that, I also believe that the Cottagers have had one of the best windows of all Premier League clubs.

When asked whether he expected to welcome a fresh additions to his United squad, Mourinho offered these comments: "The information I have is no".

Jose Mourinho has revealed that there will be several absentees for Manchester United.

United, according to sources, still hold an interest in Leicester's Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham and Barcelona's Yerry Mina but each deal is proving complicated.

"I am not confident", Mourinho said.

He has spent almost £70m to bring in Fred, Dalot and Grant this summer but only considers Fred an automatic starter and has been keen to boost his first XI with a central defender and a right winger.

Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to steer his side to a genuine Premier League title challenge next season after they reached the Champions League final and finished fourth last term. Manchester United will open the league campaign at home as they will host Leicester City.

Is not an opportunity, is a match, an important match, we would prefer to have a couple more days but decision was to be first to play and that's it.

"Premier League came out of his mouth before we'd even finished the question. 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".

Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are among six players ruled out of the game with injury, with captain Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Sergio Romero and Diogo Dalot also sidelined.

As for the main challengers, Neville lists United, Liverpool and Chelsea are the only potential rivals for City's crown.

"They returned on Monday, trained Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today so you can imagine they are not really fit and ready but we have needs", Mourinho said.

"The target is Leicester match and the tactics to be changed in Championship Manager you can just press a button", he said. In football, you need time to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have until now.

'I said during pre-season - it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane - but I repeat: pre-season is hard when you don't have your players to work, it's as simple as that'.

Newcastle have again made a profit from player trading thanks to the sales of Mitrovic and Mikel Merino, with Benitez expressing his concern for the Magpies' prospects this season after a 4-0 friendly thrashing by Braga earlier this month.

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