Jose Mourinho hits back at critics

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On top of the quick turnaround from the World Cup, a shortened transfer window that closes 24 hours before the season kicks off has left many sides scrambling at the last minute to strengthen their squads, none more so than Manchester United.

"The theatre of dreams has become the theatre of nightmares and a place were people do dream but only because they have fallen asleep watching united".

"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second".

Juergen Klopp's side, bolstered by the likes of Brazil keeper Alisson from AS Roma, compatriot Fabinho and fellow midfielder Guinean Naby Keita, are the most likely to close the gap on City who won the title by 19 points last season.

Any hope with which Manchester United supporters woke up on transfer deadline day has quickly been quashed by Jose Mourinho.

"We have a very good squad, with very good players and it is very hard to add players to that", Pochettino said.

"It just seems with Mourinho that it's had an impact on him", he told Sky Sports News. [It's about] if you really need [them] or not and then if you can get your target or not.

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"The information I have is no", Mourinho said at his pre-match press conference when asked if he expected any new arrivals on Thursday. It's true of just about anything in life- when you're standing still, you're actually falling behind.

"In pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, it looked like I was saying something insane", he added. "In four hours it will be hard to sign some players".

"It's going to be hard away from home at Manchester United, but it's something that we're going to have to be fearless enough to try".

Stars such as Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku all returned to Carrington to begin training this week, but they won't be ready to make appearances.

In his first six months at Old Trafford, Sanchez was a pale imitation of the player who dazzled at Arsenal.

"Of course it's hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or sell players, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently", he said in his press conference earlier today, as per The Mirror.

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