Jose Mourinho 'not confident' of deadline day signings

Klaassen played just seven Premier League games for Everton after signing for £24m last summer

'But looking at the squad Jurgen Klopp has assembled, I will be amazed if Liverpool don't push them very, very close.

"I will have to focus on the players I have in relation to the first three matches, because after Spurs there is an worldwide break and I have a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare them better".

Bridge told Press Association Sport, "I think the early closing of the window appears to have made clubs more reticent to sell players to other clubs in the Premier League".

When asked whether he expected to welcome a fresh additions to his United squad, Mourinho offered these comments: "The information I have is no".

"It's not about adding because it's fashionable to sign players", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said Thursday.

Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Manchester United's detractors a day ahead of his side's Premier League opener at home to Leicester City. Mourinho's assessment that United were in for a "difficult season" if he did not get his way proffers an image of an unhappy club.

Jerome Boateng was another option but Bayern Munich have not been keen to sanction a loan move.

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.

Mourinho, who will be without the likes of Nemanja Matic, Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo on Friday, once again bemoaned the lack of preparation time for the start of the season, with many of his players having just returned to training after taking time off following the World Cup.

"They returned on Monday, trained Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today so you can imagine they are not really fit and ready but we have needs", Mourinho said.

"So it's hard for me to understand or to feel or to believe that we finished second, which I keep saying that I - and sometimes it's also hard to believe - that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues".

"My view is that first of all it is hard for me to believe that we finished second when I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do", the United boss said.

"Since nine years, every season - except the first when I arrived at Barcelona".

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