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"I am not confident, and the market closes today, so it's 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.

United finished above them last season.

Jose Mourinho has been unhappy with Manchester United's transfer dealings ahead of this season.

Predictions are hard, especially when it comes to season long ones, or at least they usually are.

The defence is potentially completely new with Joe Bryan joining from Bristol City, Alfie Mawson coming from relegated Swansea City, Maxime Le Marchand arriving from Nice and Callum Chambers and Timothy Fosu-Mensah making loan moves from Arsenal and Manchester United respectively.

"We have only seen him when he has appeared in front of the TV cameras this summer and heard what he has told the media, and I suspect he will behave very differently on the training ground with his players".

Manchester United begin their Premier League campaign against Leicester City on Friday night.

Press Association Sport understands United have been keen to sign a centre-back, but Leicester's reluctance to sell Harry Maguire looks to have scuppered any move for the England star.

When asked whether he expected to welcome a fresh additions to his United squad, Mourinho offered these comments: "The information I have is no".

"I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to this first couple of matches".

"He said: "[Sergio] Romero, he had a surgery after his injury, [Antonio] Valencia, he was injured in pre-eason, Marcos Rojo, he was injured in the World Cup, [Diogo] Dalot had a surgery in Porto at the end of April and he is not yet ready. "You can not expect them to be fit".

Pre-season has clearly been a frustrating time for Mourinho, while a perceived lack of respect for leading his side to second spot last term has got under his skin. I do think they have one over on City. Is not an opportunity, is a match, an important match, we would prefer to have a couple more days but decision was to be first to play and that's it.

Mourinho has won three Premier League titles with Chelsea and two Champions League trophies as Porto and Inter Milan manager.


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