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José Mourinho does not expect any Manchester United deadline-day signings

José Mourinho does not expect any Manchester United deadline-day signings

Shearer said regarding Tottenham: "They have not had the same finances to throw at their team as the clubs around them but they have still got themselves into a position where they are contenders".

Liverpool FC placed in fourth spot and finished 25 points behind Manchester City, although the Reds knocked the Citizens out of the Champions League thanks to a 5-1 aggregate win in the quarter-finals.

"We made a decision to spend, because we should spend, because we had seven, eight players more than 31-years-old".

"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".

Pushed on whether there would be any ins or outs on Thursday, Mourinho added: "The information I have is no (nothing will happen)".

Unai Emery will make his Premier League debut in Sunday's clash, and the former Bayern Munich coach has praised the new Arsenal coach following their battles in LaLiga.

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"His arrival is good for the Premier League".

Sergio Romero, Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Dalot, Ander Herrera and Matic are all injured for Leicester's visit, while Mourinho needs to check on the fitness of those that returned late from the World Cup. "They trained Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today, so you can imagine they are not really fit and ready". "The list of injured players is an important list and, after training, I will speak with that group of [World Cup] players because everybody is different, physically and mentally, to see how they feel they are and to understand how they can help or not help".

"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second".

"My view is that, first of all, is hard for me to believe we finished second", he said.

Millions of dollars have been spent, mind games have already begun and fan optimism is at its peak which can only mean one thing - the English Premier League is about to raise the curtain on another campaign which promises to be full of intrigue. I repeat: "pre-season hard when you don't have your players to work, as simple as that".