Manchester United wanted to pay £100m plus for Rafael Varane

Manchester United wanted to pay £100m plus for Rafael Varane

Manchester United wanted to pay £100m plus for Rafael Varane

Finally after several months off, in which thankfully we had the World Cup to keep us occupied, the top tier of English football returns with Manchester United vs Leicester tonight.

In May, the world-class Spanish goalkeeper won Manchester United's Player of the Year award for the fourth time in five seasons.

But Mourinho insists that while he will talk to Pogba before deciding when exactly to re-introduce him to competitive first team action, he has been happy with his attitude and first few days back in training in Manchester.

Speaking at a news conference to preview Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester, Mourinho told reporters he does not expect any deadline-day activity at Old Trafford, despite also being linked to centre-backs Toby Alderweireld, Yerry Mina and Jerome Boateng.

Despite finishing 19 points adrift of their local rivals, Manchester United only brought in Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant over the summer transfer window.

"They returned on Monday, they trained Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today so you can imagine that they are not really fit and ready but we have needs", he added. We don't have many solutions and we want to go with everything we have.

Jose Mourinho selected a youthful squad to take to America after a number of players were missing due to the World Cup. "If it is not possible, we will continue fighting, working and believing in those we have".

"In pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, it looked like I was saying something insane", he added. He's in the group of players who didn't have a pre season, it's as simple as that.

Mourinho was left irritated by the lack of signings, says the Guardian, as his bosses believed the targets were no better than the players he already had. He said: "I have my players, I like my players, I like to work with my players".

"One lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of people is that it's true. I am going to enjoy this season again".

"Will his style of play bring us an EPL (English Premier League) title?"

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