Jose Mourinho lists second-place finish among 'greatest achievements'

Why Blackpool and Fleetwood Town can still sign players after the transfer window has closed

Why Blackpool and Fleetwood Town can still sign players after the transfer window has closed

Jose Mourinho is "not confident" that Manchester United will be completing deadline day business, despite the Red Devils having endured a quiet transfer window.

Manchester United begin their Premier League campaign against Leicester City on Friday night.

Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to steer his side to a genuine Premier League title challenge next season after they reached the Champions League final and finished fourth last term.

Here, Sky Sports takes an interactive look at how the competition between the two Manchester clubs has evolved throughout the Premier League era, with City slipping to the third tier before fighting back to overtake their neighbours.

When asked whether he expected to welcome a fresh additions to his United squad, Mourinho offered these comments: "The information I have is no".

"I will have to focus on the players I have in relation to the first three matches, because after Spurs there is an worldwide break and I have a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare them better".

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"I will focus on the players that are available, so I am not even thinking about that list of injured players I gave you, (Nemanja) Matic, (Antonio) Valencia and so on".

"They returned on Monday, trained Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today so you can imagine they are not really fit and ready but we have needs", Mourinho said. "In Championship Manager you can just press a button". Is not an opportunity, is a match, an important match, we would prefer to have a couple more days but decision was to be first to play and that's it.

"I think they need to go out of the Champions League pre Christmas to have a good chance of winning the league".

The Portuguese believes runners-up are often portrayed as if they have been relegated and those who finish below them are presented as "serial winners".

I was told that during pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane. "I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

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