Jose Mourinho makes cryptic Manchester United Premier League title prediction

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After the finals it was not the price being quoted for Mina but the structure of the agents' fees being proposed that made the Old Trafford club uncomfortable.

The offer of signing Jerome Boateng, the 29-year-old Bayern Munich defender, was the easiest to reject. "By the end of November or December, you don't need words, you'll see by then which teams are candidates to win the Premier League".

And while those players are all now back in training, with Lukaku, Rashford and Jones having returned earlier than scheduled, Mourinho has admitted he will still be without a number of key players against Leicester.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been one of the more outspoken critics of the shortened window with time running out for Spurs to make a single signing this summer.

Speaking to Belgian outlet HLN, and via Sky Sports, Stefani explained: "Manchester United wanted Axel Witsel, Napoli too".

José Mourinho has been left frustrated by the lack of a centre-back arriving this summer, and understandably so given their options and the money available to sign one.

Internally, the greatest frustration for Mourinho has been waiting for the return of those players who had the longest World Cup campaigns.

"But it's the same conversation as with (Ashley) Young, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Jesse) Lingard, it's the same".

"To know how they feel physically mentally to try to give us a help, if they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, half an hour".

He said: "I have my players and I like my players".

Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are all injured, while Jose Mourinho will check on the fitness of those that returned late from the World Cup.

Former Arsenal playmaker Nicholas predicted that Mourinho wouldn't last the season at Manchester United after a hard summer.

"No miracles", he told a press conference (via United's official website). "I am happy with all the players at the moment". "I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second [place] last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

"A lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of people is that it's true".

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