Mourinho rails against negative Manchester United coverage

Doug Mendoza
August 9, 2018

"We didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it is hard to add players".

The window remains open to European clubs until the end of August, so there is still the possibility of players going out even after the English deadline passes.

United are further hamstrung with a host of key players including Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford involved in the later stages of the World Cup limiting their pre-season preparations.

And ahead of his side's Premier League season opener against Leicester on Friday night, Mourinho addressed reporters' questions about whether United would be getting any late business done on deadline day.

Last season's runaway champions provide the opposition at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal begin a season without Frenchman Arsene Wenger in the dugout for the first time since 1996.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho does not expect to add to his squad as the Premier League transfer window closes on Thursday, despite warning a hard season lies ahead for the English giants without further recruits.

"It is hard to believe that we finished second".

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Pre-season has clearly been a frustrating time for Mourinho, while a perceived lack of respect for leading his side to second spot last term has got under his skin.

"It's not just that we have to be more consistent, we have to create circumstances where we can be more consistent, he added".

"I am not anxious, I am not sad, I am so happy".

"Some need more time to get fit than others". We asked our readers to give their predictions for the new Premier League season, and they did not disappoint.

"The list of injured players is an important list and, after training, I will speak with that group of [World Cup] players because everybody is different, physically and mentally, to see how they feel they are and to understand how they can help or not help".

"It's going to be hard away from home at Manchester United, but it's something that we're going to have to be fearless enough to try".

The Hammers will start the season without Winston Reid and they look to face an uphill battle to make an impression once again in this campaign.

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