Jose Mourinho 'not confident' of deadline day signings

Aug 11, 2018, 03:27
Jose Mourinho 'not confident' of deadline day signings

Arsenal are the first Premier League opponents for defending champions, Manchester City, yet after a relatively quiet summer in the transfer market Pep Guardiola has admitted the club simply didn't have much money to spend.

Three injury tables take centre position in the middle of the dressing room with the players' allocated positions all set to face manager Jose Mourinho's monitor, from where the Portuguese coach will be most likely bark his instructions as he strives to gain Manchester United's first title in six seasons. "I'm not confident and the market closes today so it is time, at least for me, to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed, so I will have to focus on the players I have".

However, former Newcastle striker and the all time leading Premier League goal scorer Alan Shearer thinks that Mourinho's whinging is unwarranted, and his side will be a force to be reckoned with.

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

"We have only seen him when he has appeared in front of the TV cameras this summer and heard what he has told the media, and I suspect he will behave very differently on the training ground with his players".

FIFA are formulating plans for a consistent transfer deadline across world football, which would aid Premier League sides after their setback this year.

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With the World Cup ending on July 15, the Premier League and Football League's decision to bring forward their deadline from August 31 prompted a rush of business.

"My view is that it is hard for me to believe that we finished second", he said. I was told that during pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane.

"It is hard to believe that we finished second because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing, finish below us, and you make them look like serial winners".

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"But I keep saying and thinking and feeling that the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

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