Jose Mourinho confirms several absentees for Leicester City opener

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"Like any big club, they need some silverware - in his first season at Old Trafford, 2016-17, Mourinho won two trophies - the League Cup and Europa League - but he won nothing last season".

Although there has been speculation about a deal for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld, there has been no offer from United while Leicester remain determined to retain England global Harry Maguire, who has four years left on his contract.

The Merseyside outfit have signed AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho, RB Leipzig star Naby Keita, Stoke City playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri and AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the summer transfer window so far. It is time for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed. However, there was no indication that it was a deliberate tactic on his part or that he was being economical with the truth.

Jose Mourinho has revealed that several key players will be missing in Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester City at Old Trafford.

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The Portuguese believes runners-up are often portrayed as if they have been relegated and those who finish below them are presented as "serial winners".

'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'.

"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second - which I keep saying, and it is sometimes hard to believe, that I won eight championships and three Premier League's but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

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"I'm very happy with the team I have".

"They returned on Monday". The players gave everything, they gave what they had.

Fosu-Mensah is popular with United fans after breaking onto the scene at the same time as Marcus Rashford.

"In Championship Manager you can just press a button", he stated.

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"I am not focused on back-to-back".

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