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How Manchester City could look in

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Mourinho sounded pessimistic that he would make any last-minute signings when talking to media on Thursday.

United have endured a hard summer transfer window as they have tried and failed to sign a host of defensive targets, with Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld and Leicester's Harry Maguire among the names on their wish-list.

"I'm not confident, I'm not confident and the market closes today so is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed".

Premier League legend Alan Shearer has warned not to write off Manchester United's title chances, despite Jose Mourinho's despondent mood this summer.

"I am not confident", Mourinho told a news confernece ahead of Leicester City's visit to Old Trafford on Friday, the first match of the 2018-19 Premier League season.

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I am so proud about them because they were very focused on trying to arrive in a very good condition. ... "Maybe players stay to to the level, give time, different - maybe don't to risks, they more preparation, the or of injuries different".

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"My view is that first of all is hard for me to believe we finished second", he added. It is hard for me to understand we finish second.

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.

"So it's hard for me to understand or to feel or to believe that we finished second, which I keep saying that I - and sometimes it's also hard to believe - that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues".

"They returned on Monday", he said.

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Neville went on to mention Tottenham and Chelsea as challengers despite their lack of transfer activity and managerial teething issues respectively.

Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones all came back early from their own extended breaks but Mourinho sounded downbeat again when he was asked about the new season.

"In Championship Manager you can just press a button", he stated.

Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all arrived before the end of July, with Jurgen Klopp eager to work with his full squad throughout pre-season.

"The list that I gave you before of the injured players is an important list and today after training I will speak with that group of players (back from the World Cup) because everybody is different, physically and mentally, to see how available they feel".

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