Jose Mourinho 'desperate' for strong Manchester United start

Jose Mourinho will want to make more signings today

Jose Mourinho will want to make more signings today

He said on Thursday that some of Paul Pogba, Ashley Young, Fellaini and Jesse Lingard may yet be involved against Leicester.

The Frenchman only returned to Carrington on Monday after his post-World Cup break.

"This list of the injured players is an important list and today after training I will speak with that group of players because everybody is different - physically and mentally - and to see how available they feel they are because their feeling is very important and understanding how they think they can help or not help".

Jose Mourinho's men have won two of their last three fixtures against Leicester to nil, including this exact fixture nearly 12 months ago when United eased home 2-0. But Liverpool did its business early in splashing more than 170 million pounds (US$220 million) on Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielders Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Several transfer targets were identified but failed to materialise and it seems the United boss doesn't fancy his chances of closing the considerable gap on Champions City with the pool of players left at Old Trafford. For example, Alexis Sanchez had a good pre-season with lots of matches and lots of minutes.

United's pre-season saw them go on tour to the United States, playing five games before travelling to German for a friendly with Bayern Munich.

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The Gunners have not won the Premier League title since 2004 and they ended up in sixth place and without a trophy last term. Since his debut in the big 5 European leagues in August 2009, only eight players have scored more than the Gabonese forward.


You will then be topped up in bonuses to the value of the promotion payout, which in this case will bring you up to £30 if you place the maximum £5 stake. For nine days he didn't train.

It is for these reasons that Mourinho was understandably frustrated by the club not bringing in any new central defenders during the summer transfer window.

Now it looks like no new arrivals will be heading to Old Trafford in this window.unless Mourinho has something up his sleeve. The style of play under Mourinho has not been easy to watch but he'll always say I don't care what style but we finished second in the league.

"You [the media] repeat 1,000 times my relations with my players is not good", Mourinho stated.

'So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to these first couple of matches.

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