Alan Shearer predicts 2018/19 Premier League top four

Klaassen played just seven Premier League games for Everton after signing for £24m last summer

Klaassen played just seven Premier League games for Everton after signing for £24m last summer

This new deadline which closes before the season starts has really ramped up the pressure on these transfers which means we could see a whole host of panic buys as clubs look to add to their squad before the Premier League season starts this weekend.

The Merseyside outfit have signed AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho, RB Leipzig star Naby Keita, Stoke City playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri and AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the summer transfer window so far.

"I'm not confident", Mourinho said, when asked whether there would be more players arriving before the deadline. However, there was no indication that it was a deliberate tactic on his part or that he was being economical with the truth.

The Red Devils were the closest challengers to record-breaking rivals Manchester City in 2017-18, but still finished some 19 points off the pace.

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"My view is that first of all it is hard for me to believe that we finished second when I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do", the United boss said. It is hard for me to understand we finish second.

With so much business being done since the end of last season, it has been tough to keep track of who has gone where.

Sergio Romero, Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Dalot, Ander Herrera and Matic are all injured for Leicester's visit, while Mourinho needs to check on the fitness of those that returned late from the World Cup. The tactics to be changed in Championship Manager you can just press a button.

"So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to this first couple of matches, maybe four matches because after Burnley there is national team and a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare people better, is to focus on players available so I'm not thinking about that list I give you, I focus on what we have".

'I said during pre-season - it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane - but I repeat: pre-season is hard when you don't have your players to work, it's as simple as that'.

I repeat: "pre-season hard when you don't have your players to work, as simple as that".

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