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

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

Everton looked happy to try to hold on to their lead and for the first time Wolves looked like they had a man advantage.

Mourinho has also been unhappy at the lack of business United have conducted before the transfer deadline.

Press Association Sport understands that an offer has yet to be tabled for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld, while United's keenness in imposing Barcelona defender Yerry Mina is tempered by prohibitive financial demands.

In ambiguous position to the start of the season other top Premier League clubs - "Manchester United" and "Tottenham" did not act in the transfer market, and what are "Chelsea" and "Arsenal" after a change of coaches remains a mystery.

The striker, who was the tournament's top scorer in Russian Federation, has now failed to score a Premier League goal in August at 14 attempts.

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

On Sunday, Jose Mourinho said Manchester United would be in for a "difficult season" if they failed to sign anyone else. "So maybe he should just go".

"Maybe my advice is alright for me but it might not work for him".

"I think the fixtures which have come out for them, and the way it has worked, will give them every opportunity to be there". "So are you going to spend a year even more unhappy because you've not been backed and have your reputation tarnished even more?'"

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Just 75 seconds had passed when Alexis Sanchez's shot was blocked by Daniel Amartey's arm in the Leicester penalty area. Mourinho splashed out £89m in 2016 to make the Frenchman United's club-record signing.

For a football marathon that lasted 10 months out of the strongest national championship in the world - the English Premier League.

"If we don't make our team better it will be a hard season for us", Mourinho warned earlier this week, so far to no avail ahead of Thursday's transfer deadline.

"No, it's not. In fact, it's arguably worse".

"When people trust you and have confidence then you are good in your own head and it's going to be easier", he later added.

Liverpool's addition of new goalkeeper Alisson Becker addressed a significant weak point while Naby Keita and Fabinho have added depth to a midfield which looked weak towards the end of last season, and getting Xherdan Shaqiri for £13million looks an absolute bargain.

Liverpool are fancied to be City's closest challengers this season and Goldbridge believes United will slip further off the pace.

"I think we had that a little bit previous year.

I haven't won the Premier League, I haven't won the Champions League, I haven't won the European Championship so there are more to win", he said. It provides them the opportunity to approach players in the Premier League like they've never been able to before - it's quite intriguing really.

Cenk Tosun brought a parry from Rui Patricio with a shot from outside the area before, at the other end, Pickford stood up to block a driven effort from Raul Jimenez when the summer signing was through on goal.

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