CL Failure Could Lead To League Glory For Liverpool

  • CL Failure Could Lead To League Glory For Liverpool

CL Failure Could Lead To League Glory For Liverpool

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is "not confident" he will get any new signings before the transfer deadline.

It was also a good day for Leicester City, who, not only managed to keep hold of Harry Maguire amid reported interest from United, but also brought in the well-regarded young defender Caglar Soyuncu from Freiburg, tied Jamie Vardy down to a new deal and signed Croatia Under-21 worldwide Filip Benkovic.

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

The transfer window may have officially shut yesterday, but Derby County can still see some transfer activity thanks to an EFL rule.

Both clubs finished below United last season in the Premier League yet Mourinho claims they are projected as "serial winners" despite failing to land a trophy since 2012 and 2008 respectively.

"I asked Pep directly, Premier League or Champions League?" His side face Leicester City in their opening fixture at Old Trafford on Friday and it was put to Mourinho that there was a perception the club had gone backwards over the summer.

"My view is that first of all it is hard for me to believe that we finished second when I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do", the United boss said.

'Its hard for me to believe we finished second.

Mourinho heads into the Leicester match with a hefty injury list, including key midfielders Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera, while a host of other stars of only recently returned from their break after World Cup duty.

"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second".

Colombia defender Mina, who impressed in the World Cup, could eventually cost €31.75million, while Gomes arrives on a season-long loan.

"Because it is very important how they feel and to understand how they think they can help or not help". In football, you need time to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have until now.

"I told that during pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane, I repeat and maybe tomorrow the reaction is the same: Pre-season hard when you don't have your players to work, as simple as that".

The Red Devils coach has cut a sullen figure throughout pre-season with the former Chelsea boss unable to hide his dissatisfaction with Brazil global midfielder Fred being his sides only high profile signing.