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Manchester United host Leicester City on Friday night in the Premier League's curtain raising clash of the 2018/19 clash. It is a squad littered with exceptional talent, including David De Gea, Romelu Lukaku, World Cup victor Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.

Leicester have finally cashed in on Riyad Mahrez but they've shown characteristic resolve to rebuff United's interest in Harry Maguire.

Manchester United's transfer window closed with a whimper today. Pogba was one of the best young midfielders in the world at Juventus before joining United.

The future of Manchester United and French worldwide midfielder Paul Pogba at Old Trafford remains a mystery as the transfer window slowly begins to close as conflicting reports continue to surface.

"They need to get a centre-back in".

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has shed some light on defender Toby Alderweireld's future in north London.

Man Utd failed to make any deadline day signings despite Jose Mourinho's request for a new centre-back. However, Metro reports that as far as Tottenham's boss is concerned, there is no move.

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Throughout the window Mourinho made his displeasure at the lack of business obvious: "My CEO what I want for quite a long time, he knows what I want".

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

"I'm astonished that a club of their ilk, a club who with their clout, a club that finished so far off the pace a year ago in terms of the points gap - we know they finished second but the points gap was huge - that they have done little or nothing", Burley said. Having left the club's United States tour to attend the birth of his child, the French forward will now "start again", Mourinho said, with pre-season training.

The Portuguese went some way to countering suggestions he is unhappy with his squad at his pre-match press conference.

"I have my players and I like my players", Mourinho said.

"So, when you repeat 1,000 times that my relationship with my players is not good, it's a lie that repeated 1,000 times is still a lie".

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