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Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss 'not confident' of deadline day signing

Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss 'not confident' of deadline day signing

The pair differ on their picks, with Shearer selecting Man City to win the title and Wright naming Liverpool.

Manchester United's hopes of signing a centre-back before the transfer deadline rest on clubs and agents lowering their demands, sources have told ESPN FC.

United have so far signed three players this summer - Brazil midfielder Fred for £47m, Portuguese defender Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant.

And Scholes feels United don't have enough quality in their squad to compete with their two main rivals.

"I think a team that is working for six weeks minimum, with all the players except one central defender and one striker that can join in the last week and probably be available, I think that is clear, a much better situation for them".

We last kicked off with a home defeat in 2014, when a Gylfi Sigurdsson-inspired Swansea City beat United in Louis van Gaal's first game as manager.

In comparison, Tottenham Hotspur are the only team yet to make any signings in the ongoing transfer window.

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"And it is sometimes hard to believe, that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling that the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

"It's going to be a lot different to last season as well because teams are strengthening and trying to keep up the pace with us, but it's a pat on the back for us and it's a compliment that people are going out and spending the money that they're spending to try and compete with us".

Liverpool have invested heavily over the summer as they look to pose a challenge to last season's runaway champions, Manchester City, but the same can't be said for United.

"The other clubs who compete with us are really strong and already have fantastic teams". I am a football manager and I want to keep our best players for the squad and for our season.

"Or they are investing massively like Liverpool, who are buying everything and everybody".

'Its hard for me to believe we finished second.

Since losing our very first home match of the Premier League, against Everton in 1992/93, United have been beaten just once in an opening Old Trafford fixture.