Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Jose Mourinho confirms several absentees for Leicester City opener

Jose Mourinho confirms several absentees for Leicester City opener

As it stands, Alderweireld and Maguire are considered too expensive, while Bayern Munich have knocked back a loan move for Boateng.

The transfer window may have officially shut yesterday, but Derby County can still see some transfer activity thanks to an EFL rule.

Asked to confirm that he is expecting no movement at all on Thursday, Mourinho added: "The information I have is no".

"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.

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Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to steer his side to a genuine Premier League title challenge next season after they reached the Champions League final and finished fourth last term.

The 2018/19 season gets under way with Manchester United taking on Leicester City at Old Trafford Friday.

'It is hard for me to understand we finish second which I keep saying, that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game'. It is hard for me to understand we finish second.

Mourinho has won three Premier League titles with Chelsea and two Champions League trophies as Porto and Inter Milan manager.

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That felt like a reference to Liverpool but, more importantly for United, it was also an admission that it will need a dramatic improvement this season for his own team to bridge the gap.

Sergio Romero, Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Dalot, Ander Herrera and Matic are all injured for Leicester's visit, while Mourinho needs to check on the fitness of those that returned late from the World Cup.

Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku returned early and should be available.

'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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I've spoken to Pep twice on Sky since the end of the season, we did a programme the other day with Dave Jones and Jamie Carragher asking questions.

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