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

Rex Christensen
August 10, 2018

He had a decent World Cup with Colombia and suddenly he's on the radar.

Tottenham did provide the most players to the World Cup semi-finalists.

A day or three before the start of the season, some of the League's (and the world's) top managers had a private chat. Something in my guts tells me that Arsenal will just nick this one.

How is the fitness of the squad ahead of Friday night's match?

United, according to sources, have the funds to complete the deals they want but will not be held to ransom at this late stage of the window. For example, Alexis has played lots of matches and lots of minutes, he is more than ready. Some are expected and some are unexpected.

The news comes from his twitter portal as the Red Devils prepare to receive offers from Ernesto Valverde's men for their World Cup victor ahead of a possible move to Camp Nou. Let us know in the comments section.

REUTERS/John CliftonFor Wolves, a top-half finish would represent a great campaign - and Leicester City's title win of 2015/16 proved that the top six is breakable given a slice of luck and the right circumstances - but it would take something miraculous to get any better than a seventh-placed finish.

But are they the best side to be promoted to the Premier League? They are a good team, a solid team, an experienced team.

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He plays attractive football and the result last weekend was a good result so hopefully we can have a few more of them". Josh Windass is nearing the Ibrox exit door.

How do you plan for a game like this?

"I focus just on what we have and we go with everything we have to the first match".

"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". But it's been a bit of a unusual pre-season for these teams with people involved in the World Cup.

Jorginho was Chelsea's first close-season signing as the Italy midfielder followed Sarri from Napoli in a £57-million deal. Sometimes players and their entourages they make mistakes in the way they choose a club. In football, you need time to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have until now.

"Nothing special. Now it's serious stuff".

No one needs to be reminded of how Guardiola's team blew everyone out of the title race a year ago, and they are huge favorites going into this match.

"My view is that, first of all, is hard for me to believe we finished second", he said.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool did reach they Champions League final, which they lost to Real Madrid, but Mourinho is still bristling over the perception of last season as a disappointment for United, who also lost the FA Cup final to Chelsea.

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