Jose Mourinho aims early dig at 'serial winners' Liverpool and Tottenham
10 August, 2018, 15:41 | Author: Delia Walker
City are the reigning champions after Pep Guardiola guided them to 100 points last season, but the Premier League years had previously been dominated by United, who won 13 titles under Sir Alex Ferguson.
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Asked whether he he believed there would be any movement in or out of Old Trafford on deadline day, Mourinho replied: "The information I have is no". However, there was no indication that it was a deliberate tactic on his part or that he was being economical with the truth.
"If Liverpool can get some impetus, then we don't know how Manchester City will react under pressure if a team can stay close to them at the end of the season. I focus just on what we have and we go with everything we have to the first match".
Manchester City are favourites to be the first team since Neville's United to retain the Premier League, with the chasing pack hoping that a renewed focus on the Champions League might lead to City taking their eye off the defence of their title.
"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second".
"You also have to consider that Liverpool are City's Kryptonite".
Sergio Romero, Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Dalot, Ander Herrera and Matic are all injured for Leicester's visit, while Mourinho needs to check on the fitness of those that returned late from the World Cup.
Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku made slightly early returns so could be involved on Friday, perhaps helping to boost the mood of a manager who has looked downbeat for much of the summer. In football you needtime to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have that until now. I repeat: "pre-season hard when you don't have your players to work, as simple as that".
"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 World Cup players] because everybody is different physically and mentally to see how they feel, how they are and to understand if they think how they can help or not help".
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He said on Thursday that some of Paul Pogba , Ashley Young, Fellaini and Jesse Lingard may yet be involved against Leicester. According to The Guardian , Martial was close to being sold this summer but United chief executive Ed Woodward intervened.
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Modric then went into the World Cup in buoyant move, and he managed to lead his Croatian side to the World Cup final. Modric has two years remaining on the contract extension he signed in October 2016.
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