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

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Speaking to the press ahead of his sides Premier League opener against Leicester City tomorrow Mourinho took the time to have a dig at the media for their coverage of his Old Trafford reign and also the achievements or lack thereof of some of his top six rivals.

Both clubs have England internationals who went on an extended dalliance in Russian Federation and have only recently returned from their holidays.

The west London side have endured a hard summer following their fifth-placed finish in the Premier League last term.

Arsenal have been doing really well in pre-season, Manchester United are always going to be strong.

Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini were all given extended breaks after their countries reached the last four of the tournament and are uncertain to be fit enough to be involved. Mourinho has suggested it may be necessary to use some of them on opening weekend.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is "not confident" of signing another player before Thursday's transfer deadline at 17:00 BST.

"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".

"And it is sometimes hard to believe, that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling that the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game". Let us know in the comments section. "Any help that can come from them, is welcome".

United kick off their Premier League campaign against Leicester tomorrow night (8pm). It takes into consideration a team's form, opponents the team still has left to play, and how well the team has done in previous seasons.

"We lost Riyad Mahrez, who was a very good player for us".

On the chances of Vardy or Maguire featuring in the season opener: "If we are serious I think they can not participate in the first game, with just five days training with the team".

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