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

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beIN has one more season to run in its present contract with the new Premier League season getting underway on Friday evening.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah - a contender to play at centre half, but most probably at right back, considering United's options - has arrived at Premier League newcomers Fulham to agree a season long loan after spending a year ago on loan at Selhurst Park.

"We played well in periods against a good team that invested more than us", he said.

However, former Newcastle striker and the all time leading Premier League goal scorer Alan Shearer thinks that Mourinho's whinging is unwarranted, and his side will be a force to be reckoned with.

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

Press Association Sport understands United have been keen to sign a centre-back, but Leicester's reluctance to sell Harry Maguire looks to have scuppered any move for the England star.

Liverpool kick off their new Premier League campaign with a home game against West Ham on Sunday, and Klopp's men will be looking to send out a real statement of intent with a convincing win over Manuel Pellegrini's Hammers side.

José Mourinho does not expect any Manchester United deadline-day signings
But he was quick to point out his United side were closest to runaway leaders Manchester City last season, even if they finished 19 points adrift.

"They returned on Monday", he said.

"He said: "[Sergio] Romero, he had a surgery after his injury, [Antonio] Valencia, he was injured in pre-eason, Marcos Rojo, he was injured in the World Cup, [Diogo] Dalot had a surgery in Porto at the end of April and he is not yet ready.

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

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

"When I listen, when I read, not much but sometimes I do, is hard to believe that we finished second, because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing, finish below us, and you make them look like serial winners".

"Since nine years, every season - except the first when I arrived at Barcelona".

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