Jose Mourinho 'not confident' of deadline day signings

But Scholes thinks United will be left in City's dust once again, while Liverpool could be more of a threat to the title.

Liverpool have invested heavily over the summer as they look to pose a challenge to last season's runaway champions, Manchester City, but the same can't be said for United.

The Premier League is back this weekend - and we travel to Arsenal to begin the defence of our title.

The Reds will start the new Premier League campaign with a clash against West Ham United at Anfield on Sunday.

"Liverpool have made some really good signings". "I'm not confident and the market closes today so it is time, at least for me, to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed, so I will have to focus on the players I have".

Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Dalot, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic will all be unavailable for Friday's opener against Leicester.

"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.

Barcelona will have a buy-back option on Yerry Mina
The duo become the second and third players to swap Camp Nou for Goodison Park this summer, following Lucas Digne to Merseyside. The English club will pay Barcelona 30.25 million euros plus 1.5 million euros in variables.

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

"But I keep saying and thinking and feeling that the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

"So I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see them challenging for the league this year".

'My view is that first of all it's hard for me to believe we finished second, ' said Mourinho of last season.

"The target is Leicester match and the tactics to be changed in Championship Manager you can just press a button", he said. The manager has to decide which way we play.

Figures released by Deloitte's sport business group showed top-flight clubs spent an estimated £1.23billion before Thursday's pre-season deadline - down £200million from last summer's window.

'I said during pre-season - it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane - but I repeat: pre-season is hard when you don't have your players to work, it's as simple as that'.

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