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Sports World News of Thursday, 9 August 2018

Source: af.reuters.com

Mourinho takes swipe at United's detractors

Mourinho Gestures Jose Mourinho seemed uncertain about any last-minute signings

Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Manchester United’s detractors a day ahead of his side’s Premier League opener at home to Leicester City.

United’s boss, about to begin his third season at the helm at Old Trafford, has cut a disgruntled figure during the summer, apparently unhappy with the club’s transfer window activity.

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

“I’m not confident, I’m not confident and the market closes today, so is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed,” Mourinho said.

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

But he was quick to point out his United side were closest to runaway leaders Manchester City last season, even if they finished 19 points adrift.