How the Premier League's top six stand after transfer window

How the Premier League's top six stand after transfer window

How the Premier League's top six stand after transfer window

His side face Leicester City in their opening fixture at Old Trafford on Friday and it was put to Mourinho that there was a perception the club had gone backwards over the summer.

"He's very disappointed about his World Cup", Pochettino told reporters (via Goal).

Manchester United finished in second place in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a Champions League spot.

Mourinho spent £68 million to bring in Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant this summer but admitted during the preseason tour of the US he wanted two more additions.

Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has turned down Manchester United's offer.

Toby Alderweireld remains another option, largely because Tottenham have made it clear they are willing to sell.

Meanwhile, sources also said Harry Maguire is "intrigued" by United's interest but hope of agreeing a deal with Leicester is fading. The way in which United are being talked about this pre-season, it's as if they've got a load of bums playing for them.

United have reportedly had two bids rejected for the England global, who sources insist is desperate to move to Old Trafford. Manchester United's chief executive Ed Woodward is reportedly against the idea of letting the 25-year-old leave the club, irrespective of his troublesome relationship with Mourinho.

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.

"I want to challenge and fight until the end, or until that moment when my chairman Daniel Levy says to me 'Mauricio, go home or find another project'".

Pogba, meanwhile, could be on the bench against Leicester despite only training for four days since arriving back in Manchester following his triumph with France in Russian Federation.

Regardless of who's to blame, the Portuguese boss must now work with the players he's got to achieve a respectable season.

[It's about] if you really need [them] or not and then if you can get your target or not.

It leaves Mourinho to head into the new season with the five centre-backs already at his disposal - Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Marcos Rojo.

Fulham signalled their determination to stay in the English Premier League by becoming the first promoted team to spend more than £100million (NZ$194m) in England's summer transfer window.

Axel Tuanzebe has rejoined Aston Villa on a season-long loan, following Joel Pereira, Matty Willock, Dean Henderson and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson in making temporary exits from United.

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