Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Jose Mourinho aims early dig at 'serial winners' Liverpool and Tottenham

Jose Mourinho aims early dig at 'serial winners' Liverpool and Tottenham

"I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to this first couple of matches".

"I don't think they can challenge on both fronts with the way they play, unless they adapt and they change, the way they play at 100mph from the first minute to the last minute it's very hard to do that Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday".

Asked to confirm that he is expecting no movement at all on Thursday, Mourinho added: "The information I have is no".

Press Association Sport understands United have been keen to sign a centre-back, but Leicester's reluctance to sell Harry Maguire looks to have scuppered any move for the England star.

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville believes that Liverpool need to exit the Champions League early if they have any chance of winning the Premier League this season. Mourinho also has selection problems for the Leicester game, with Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia and Dalot ruled out because of injuries and Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini not considered fully fit after being given extra time off to recover from the World Cup. "You can not expect them to be fit".

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"The list that I gave you before of the injured players is an important list and today after training I will speak with that group of players (back from the World Cup) because everybody is different, physically and mentally, to see how available they feel".

"I think it'll be tough but if they were to go of the Champions league and they had free weeks after Christmas, Saturday to Saturday they could be a real threat this season to City. I repeat: pre-season hard when you don't have your players to work, as simple as that".

He said that he believes Liverpool will finish ahead of Manchester United in second place and Tottenham Hotspur will finish fourth despite a summer in which Mauricio Pochettino's team did not spend a penny in the transfer market.

'You are capable of making people who win nothing and finish below us look like serial winners.

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