Tottenham Hotspur became the first Premier League club since the summer transfer window began to fail to sign a single player but Mauricio Pochettino said he was happy for the club to "behave differently".
"I am still expecting them to be very strong this season, and I actually think that, along with Liverpool, they will be a lot closer to Manchester City this time".
The Merseyside outfit have signed AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho, RB Leipzig star Naby Keita, Stoke City playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri and AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the summer transfer window so far.
Whatever the explanation, the lack of new faces compounds issues surrounding the United squad heading into the Premier League season.
But he was quick to point out his United side were closest to runaway leaders Manchester City last season, even if they finished 19 points adrift.
"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.
"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".
Mourinho sounded pessimistic that he would make any last-minute signings when talking to media on Thursday.
He added that he feels Manchester City will simply be too good for their rivals, commenting: "I said at the end of last season that to go down as an all-time great team, they need to be serial winners and defend their title, and I think they will do that".
"So I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see them challenging for the league this year".
"So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to these first couple of matches - maybe three matches because after Spurs (and Burnley on August 27 and September 1 respectively) there is (a) national team (break) and a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare people better".
"In Championship Manager you can just press a button", he stated.
The Gunners kicked off last season with an exciting win over Leicester, and this year we're thinking something similar will happen against Guardiola's side. I was told that during pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane.
The 37-year-old star explained: "I haven't really been into middle names but it's like I really wanted a name that was short". Then, in July, Kim shared a series of Instagram videos showing Saint kissing Chicago while calling her "Jack-Jack".
Your meteor rates will be lower, but it's possible to see at least a few of the brightest meteors over the course of a few hours. But the best time to watch the shower is in the pre-dawn hours of 3-5 a.m. when the moon has set and Perseus is high in the sky.
Men's Assistant Basketball Coach has been charged after punching a man who later died, according to CBS. In a statement, Wake Forest said the school would comment further once it gathered more information.
Gomes joined Barcelona from Valencia in 2016 for (£31.46) €35m but has struggled to nail down a starting place at the Nou Camp. He has played 14 times for Brazil , scoring once, with his last worldwide appearance coming at the 2014 World Cup .
However, in his second series on the field, Mayfield connected with tight end David Njoku for a short touchdown pass. Make any case to start at quarterback for the Browns right away over Tyrod Taylor .
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That may not be the case anymore, as Newton didn't seem able to say what he wanted when approaching Benjamin in-person. When Benjamin left Newton hanging, Newton asked for privacy and had an apparent argument with his former teammate.
I just don't know, if I was an owner, I'm thinking, 'Well you've had a lot of money on these players, you don't fancy them. The England World Cup hero only returned to training on Monday but is still in line to start.
Trump sparked outrage by appearing to take Putin's word over that of his intelligence agencies at the Helsinki news conference. The White House declined to comment specifically on the leak, but noted that Sen.
Norway Refugee Council Secretary-General Jan Egeland described Thursday's airstrike differently: "grotesque, shameful, indignant". A child lies in hospital after the school bus he was on was allegedly attacked by the Saudi-led coalition.
The Dolphins issued a statement before training camp saying all options regarding the team's policy remain open. The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem .
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In the trailer, Morgan is seen interacting with characters in a variety of ways based on contextual conversation prompts. We catch glimpses of mountains, dense forests, steamy swamps, deserts, dusty cattle towns, more modern cities, and more.
The limited edition PS4 Pro looks absolutely gorgeous from the inside out, with the translucency giving it a unique look. As well as the console and controller, you also get a matching PlayStation Camera , vertical stand and mono headset.
This is a great opportunity for me and I am looking forward to competing here. "I am also determined to do my best for Everton ". However after the initial loan Southampton will have an obligation to buy the Englishman for £20 million.
Under the law, permanent residents must live in the country for at least five years before applying for citizenship. Wildes told the newspaper that the Knavs fulfilled the five-year requirement, but declined to give further comment.
Sanchez's future appears to be away from Fiorentina after spending last season on loan at La Liga side Espanyol. The Spain global was signed by the Emirates club from Deportivo La Coruna for £17m in the summer of 2016.
Racing announced Saturday afternoon that the NASCAR Hall of Famer would race in the August 26 Xfinity Series race at Road America. Elliott, 62, will be the first member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame to compete in a race after being inducted into the Hall of Fame.