Alan Shearer And Ian Wright Make Their Premier League Predictions

Alan Shearer And Ian Wright Make Their Premier League Predictions

It was also a good day for Leicester City, who, not only managed to keep hold of Harry Maguire amid reported interest from United, but also brought in the well-regarded young defender Caglar Soyuncu from Freiburg, tied Jamie Vardy down to a new deal and signed Croatia Under-21 global Filip Benkovic.

Mourinho revealed this morning he is not expecting anybody to join United before the transfer deadline, with the window shutting at 5pm.

"I'm not confident", Mourinho said, when asked whether there would be more players arriving before the deadline.

"I'm not confident, I'm not confident and the market closes today so is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed". However, there was no indication that it was a deliberate tactic on his part or that he was being economical with the truth.

Left-back Joe Bryan secured a reported £7m switch from Bristol City after a strong season in the Championship and will hope to form a strong partnership with the highly rated Ryan Sessegnon, while Timothy Fosu-Mensah strengthens Fulham on the right side of defence following a loan departure from Manchester United.

"When I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do - it is hard to believe that we finished second because you [the media] are capable of making people who finished second look like they were relegated and capable of making people who win nothing and finish below us look like serial winners". It is hard for me to understand we finish second.

"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second - which I keep saying, and it is sometimes hard to believe, that I won eight championships and three Premier League's but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

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Meanwhile, European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has pulled out on the eve of the tournament with a back injury. Phil Mickelson hasn't won one since 2013. "Geez, I mean, 18 months ago the guy couldn't walk", he said.

The former United man was keen to point out that Liverpool will be a challenge to reigning Champions City, but that having a "free week" due to lack of European football would be hugely beneficial to the Merseyside club's quest for a domestic title.

Mourinho will have to decide whether or not to pick Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini against Leicester after they returned from post-World Cup break on Monday.

"Because it is very important their feeling and to understand how they think they can help or not help".

Marcus Rashford, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku returned early and should be available.

"The target is Leicester match and the tactics to be changed in Championship Manager you can just press a button", he said.

The Arsenal legend said: "I want this season's title race to be more spicy and I think it will be".

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