"Everyone has been speaking about Manchester United's desperation, which is unusual for Manchester United". It's not like Manchester United to do it like that. Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are on the injury table, while Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Diogo Dalot and Sergio Romero are ruled out too.
The Chile global, 29, said he feels more comfortable at United now following a full preseason with the club and hopes to combine more effectively with teammates Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku this term, beginning with the season-opening match against Leicester City on Friday.
"But it's the same conversation as with (Ashley) Young, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Jesse) Lingard, it's the same".
It is understood United officials have grown increasingly tired and suspicious of Pogba's high-profile agent Mino Raiola, whom they blame for stories that his client would prefer to play for Barcelona.
There were rumors of him returning to Juventus and joining Cristiano Ronaldo in Italy, but the biggest suitor has been Barcelona, who is looking to bolster its midfield despite bringing in Arturo Vidal, Arthur and Malcolm this summer.
New recruits Ricardo Pereira, James Maddison, Danny Ward, Rachid Ghezzal and Filip Benkovic are all expected to be available.
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Manchester United finished 19 points behind Premier League champions Manchester City last season, while bitter rivals Liverpool FC have spent nearly £200m on new signings this summer. For Leicester City, after using Riyad Mahrez, the team could very well find itself in the relegation battle if it stars slow.
Man Utd have won their opening fixture more often than any other side in Premier League history (17).
This is only the second time in English Football League history that the top-flight season has kicked off on a Friday, and Leicester have been involved both times.
Meanwhile, Mourinho continues to bemoan United's fortune that they're playing on a Friday.
Boateng trained with Bayern Munich on Thursday, with Paris Saint-Germain now touted as the front-runners for his signature - a deal that can, of course, be done later in the month after the Premier League bows out of the market as a buying power. It's not the worst in the Premier League by a million miles. "My goal was to come to Real Madrid, everyone knew that".