Alan Shearer And Ian Wright Make Their Premier League Predictions

Alan Shearer And Ian Wright Make Their Premier League Predictions

Alan Shearer And Ian Wright Make Their Premier League Predictions

Mourinho also suggested he had not been given enough credit for guiding United to a runners-up finish in the Premier League last season, as he again suggested the negativity around the club was misplaced.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Ferdinand said: "I'm a United fan, and I want to see them win the title, but I fear it's going to be very hard for that to happen this season".

He had been hoping for more additions to a squad which finished 19 points adrift of Premier League champions Man City in 2017-18, but has seen his hands tied in the transfer market.

This summer has already seen some mega-deals take place regarding Premier League clubs with Riyad Mahrez moving from Leicester City to Manchester City for a huge £67m, whilst Naby Keita joined Liverpool for £62m in a deal that was agreed on last summer. I don't think they can challenge on both fronts with the way they play, unless they adapt and they change: the way they play at 100 miles an hour from the first minute to the last minute, it's very hard to do that Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday-Wednesday.

"So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to these first couple of matches - maybe three matches because after Spurs (and Burnley on August 27 and September 1 respectively) there is (a) national team (break) and a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare people better".

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

Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are among six players ruled out of the game with injury, with captain Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Sergio Romero and Diogo Dalot also sidelined.

"My view is that first of all is hard for me to believe we finished second", he added.

"They returned on Monday".

Mourinho has won three Premier League titles with Chelsea and two Champions League trophies as Porto and Inter Milan manager. In football, you need time to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have until now. I told that during pre-season.

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