Quiz: Name United's Starting XI From 98/99 Opening Game Vs Leicester

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Mourinho sounded pessimistic that he would make any last-minute signings when talking to media on Thursday.

Manchester United's potential starting XI: De Gea; Lindelof, Bailly, Smalling, Shaw; Fred, Herrera, Pereira; Mata, Sanchez, Rashford.

In stark contrast, and as he feared, United boss Mourinho was unable to land the central defender he craves and could come face to face with his prime target Harry Maguire when the Reds host Leicester in tonight's Premier League curtain-raiser.

Just 14 per cent of that figure, £175m, was spent on transfers between two Premier League clubs - an unforeseen effect of the league's window closing before the rest of Europe, according to Deloitte's Tim Bridge.

After a hugely successful 2016/17 season under the Italian, Antonio Conte, Chelsea finished fifth last season and failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

Three injury tables take centre position in the middle of the dressing room with the players' allocated positions all set to face manager Jose Mourinho's monitor, from where the Portuguese coach will be most likely bark his instructions as he strives to gain Manchester United's first title in six seasons.

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

"Manchester United, you know the harmony isn't great there, but they've obviously got great players, a great manager". But they'll want to get the players and team already have to challenge for a top four spot.

"If we don't make our team better, it will be a hard season for us". Before United grabbed their two late goals, Tony Cottee had made it 2-0 and the team that would go on to lose the League Cup final 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur appeared to have picked up an invaluable opening day win.

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