Manchester United aim to defy Mourinho's doubts in Premier League opener

Bayern Munich's defender Jerome Boateng gestures during a team training session of the German first division Bundesliga team FC Bayern Munich in the team training camp in Rottach-Egern southern Germany

Jerome Boateng could be joining Manchester Unied this week Credit AFP

Last year, EFL clubs voted to bring the closure of the window in-line with that of Premier League clubs - meaning that the transfer window closed at 5pm on August 9.

The manager made withering comments on the standard of United's youngsters that contrasted starkly with the encouraging words City boss Pep Guardiola and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp have had for their own young players.

The report also adds that Pogba wants to link up with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi and his former Juventus teammate Arturo Vidal, who recently joined the La Liga side. But I told Axel: 'At Dortmund you are the number one, at Manchester you are one of the many. and at Napoli too'.

After failing to net at Euro 2016, the Spurs forward did a whole lot better at this year's World Cup and walked away with the golden boot having scored six times.

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Manager Mauricio Pochettino has remained outwardly calm about the lack of activity in the market despite calling on the club's owners to take "risks" at the end of last season.

"I am happy with the squad, happy with the players. Will it happen? I don't know but we believe we can do it". "They have new players, a good new central defender [Jonny Evans} - they are a hard challenge for us".

These comments will only intensify rumours that Willian could sign for Man United, as we're sure he will have been aware of.

The centre-back discussion has only become an issue this summer, and the club have felt that the options open to them have not warranted the investment they would have required. "I like to work with my players".

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Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Mousa Dembele, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Danny Rose, Harry Kane and Dele Alli all returned to training on Monday, after reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup.

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.

After storming the Championship, Nuno Espirito Santo, with super agent Jorge Mendes, has been able to strengthen his squad to the point where they look good value for a top 10 finish. Every team in the league will be thinking what a great midfield that is.

Spending £52m on Brazil midfielder Fred, 25, proved they are not afraid to splash the cash but it will only be for the players they feel have a long-term future at Old Trafford.

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"It's a massive challenge for us to try to deliver the best tools for them to get fit and then to prepare them for the whole season, not only for one, two or three games or for one month".

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