Manchester United could do with two deadline day additions, says Wayne Rooney, with Jose Mourinho a couple of players away from competing for the Premier League title. I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in.
United's all-time leading goalscorer told Sky Sports: "I think it will be hard after the season they had previous year".
A man now on the books of MLS side D.C. United said: "I am sure Jose (Mourinho) has been getting the team right".
"My view is that, first of all, is hard for me to believe we finished second", he said.
Mourinho will have to decide whether or not to pick Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini against Leicester after they returned from post-World Cup break on Monday. Any deal for Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld was a way off on the eve of the deadline and interest in Barcelona defender Yerry Mina has been tempered up until now by prohibitive financial demands. "Raheem and Kevin had three weeks off after the World Cup, not too much time but both arrive ideal".More news: The toxic red tide that’s decimating Florida’s marine life
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"Nothing will happen before the transfer window shuts?"
"He said: "[Sergio] Romero, he had a surgery after his injury, [Antonio] Valencia, he was injured in pre-eason, Marcos Rojo, he was injured in the World Cup, [Diogo] Dalot had a surgery in Porto at the end of April and he is not yet ready.
"The net expenditure is a record as it stands but you'd think with three weeks left for European clubs to buy Premier League players, and Premier League clubs by the looks of it not having done their selling yet, it might not stay that way".
Pre-season has clearly been a frustrating time for Mourinho, while a perceived lack of respect for leading his side to second spot last term has got under his skin. "I'm not here to say we have to win by 20 points", Guardiola said at a news conference on Friday. 'When I listen, when I read, it's hard to believe we finished second because you are capable of making people who finish second (sound like we) were relegated.