Mourinho doesn't envisage Yerry Mina at Manchester United

Man Utd transfer news LIVE Willian speaks out £75m Maguire claim Alderweireld latest

Man Utd transfer news LIVE Willian speaks out £75m Maguire claim Alderweireld latest

With the transfer window set to shut down on Thursday, time is the most essential factor here, and both clubs are expected to find a way through on deadline day.

Whatever the explanation, the lack of new faces compounds issues surrounding the United squad heading into the Premier League season.

"It's a massive challenge for us because it's new".

"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".

"It's true our targets are always the same level as Manchester United, Manchester City or Real Madrid, but for different circumstances we can't achieve that".

The players Jürgen Klopp has brought in have prompted many in the media to suggest that Liverpool could win the Premier League this summer or finish as a very close second to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

"If you compare with Europe, you are at a complete disadvantage and it does not help the clubs in the Premier League", Pochettino said on Spurs' tour of the United States. It's true of just about anything in life- when you're standing still, you're actually falling behind.

Mourinho has endured a hard summer in the transfer market.

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

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. I was told that during pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane.

"I think it was a great job from the club to keep the best players - and the best manager". I am so proud about them because they were very focused on trying to arrive in a very good condition.

"You don't really know the team, you don't really know the players, you don't know how they're going to perform from one week to the next".

He added: "When you look at Manchester City, possibly Liverpool, I don't think they [United] have the quality of those two teams at the minute".

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