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Jose Mourinho 'desperate' for strong Manchester United start

Jose Mourinho 'desperate' for strong Manchester United start

Brazil worldwide Fred, highly-rated but raw full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant all arrived at United by early July, but nobody followed despite Mourinho's explicit desire to bring in two more players.

This market is now priced at 13/10 (2.30), and that is a price that will already attract significant interest considering United kept 19 clean sheets in the league last term - the most of any team.

The 2018/19 English Premier League will kick-off tonight with 20-time English Premier League winners Manchester United facing 2015 Premier League winners Leicester City in the Theatre of Dreams in Manchester.

Fans have been disappointed in the owner's apparent refusal to seriously back their manager as Mourinho had made it clear how many players he wanted to bring in.

He said on Thursday that some of Paul Pogba, Ashley Young, Fellaini and Jesse Lingard may yet be involved against Leicester.

Read the full interview with Alexis in Friday's edition of United Review, available to buy at Old Trafford.

"It is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second - which I keep saying, and it is sometimes hard to believe". After a depleted squad took part in their pre-season tour of the U.S., who will start tonight?




That will hardly have endeared Martial, who was left out of the weekend friendly against Bayern Munich, to Mourinho, although the manager insisted that omission was not a punishment.

Elsewhere, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly are given the nod at centre-back - an area that Mourinho was frustrated not to strengthen during the summer transfer window.

Three early points and a ideal start to the season.

Now it looks like no new arrivals will be heading to Old Trafford in this window.unless Mourinho has something up his sleeve.

"I have my players and I like my players, I like to work with my players", said Mourinho.

"One lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of people is that it's true". Unlike the majority of the United side, Sanchez enjoyed a full preseason and will be raring to go.