Jose Mourinho 'desperate' for strong Manchester United start

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has signed three players this summer

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has signed three players this summer

Leicester have failed to win in 7 previous Premier League matches against Manchester United with only one victory in last 18.

Yerry Mina was offered by Barcelona to United and a number of other clubs before the World Cup for €11m in an attempt by the Spanish champions to get their money back on a player they signed in January.

Since then, he's fallen out of favor at times at United under Mourinho and was unable to sustain consistent playing time.

Juan Mata has scored 4 goals in his last 4 Premier League matches against Leicester City, with Norwich being the only team against whom Mata has scored more. He's in the group of players who didn't have a pre season, it's as simple as that.

As the clock passed the hour mark, Claude Puel made a pair of changes, bringing Vardy on for Maddison and new arrival Rachid Ghezzal for Amartey, with Mourinho subbing Markus Rashford for Lukaku shortly after.

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"The Red Devils finished runners up last season, but I don't think they will emerge as realistic title contenders or neighbours City's biggest challengers for the title this season", Owen told BetVictor.

In stark contrast, and as he feared, United boss Mourinho was unable to land the central defender he craves and could come face to face with his prime target Harry Maguire when the Reds host Leicester in tonight's Premier League curtain-raiser.

"I have my players and I like my players", Mourinho said. Along with the new signings, nearly 9 players have left the club with key player Riyadh Mahrez joining reigning champions Manchester City, Robert Huth being released and record signing Ahmed Musa leaving for Al-Nassr to name a few. "It is a lie, repeated 1,000 times". I'm going to enjoy this season.

Barcelona are keen on signing Paul Pogba, but United don't want to sell. They also bought in left-back Joe Bryan from Bristol City, plus three players on loan - goalkeeper Sergio Rico from Sevilla, Atletico Madrid forward Luciano Vietto and United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

Ogden writes: "Not for the first time in his managerial career, the story has become about Mourinho rather than the club where he's now in charge; it is rarely a signpost toward a positive and successful future when that happens".

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