Michael Owen warns Man United trio about ‘defining season’ at Old Trafford

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A busy conclusion to the Premier League transfer window continued as Chelsea signed Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic on a season-long loan deal, but Jose Mourinho does not expect Manchester United to make any further additions.

It proved to be a vital goal, with Jamie Vardy's stoppage-time strike leaving Shaw's goal as the victor for Manchester United on the night.

United were willing to spend £100 million on a central defender - which would have eclipsed the £75 million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in January - but top targets like Raphael Varane ultimately proved out of reach.

Harry Maguire, Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng, Yerry Mina and Diego Godin were all heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford. I like my group.

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"So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to these first couple of matches - maybe three matches because after Spurs (and Burnley on August 27 and September 1 respectively) there is (a) national team (break) and a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare people better".

'So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to these first couple of matches.

"I know the words you want me to say or not to say but words don't come easy".

Despite finishing 19 points adrift of their local rivals, Manchester United only brought in Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant over the summer transfer window.

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According to the Daily Mirror, United chiefs have told Mourinho that the club needs to be more like their neighbours - both on and off the pitch. But he won't start against Leicester City in the opening game of the Premier League as Jose Mourinho look to protect his World Cup stars.

"Antonio Valencia is the captain but he is not here so Paul Pogba is captain".

Mourinho lent heavily on those that served him well during a disrupted pre-season at Old Trafford, but such options are no slouches and it showed after 77 seconds when Shaw fed Alexis Sanchez to get away a shot handled by Daniel Amartey.

Shaw forced a save from Kasper Schmeichel just past the 40-minute mark, settling a pass from Juan Mata after some nice build-up play from United before firing right at the Leicester keeper.

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