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Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

EPL 2018/19: Manchester United vs Leicester City

EPL 2018/19: Manchester United vs Leicester City

Jose Mourinho has branded the media "liars" while attempting to quash rumours surrounding his unhappiness at Manchester United ahead of his side's season opener with Leicester City on Friday evening, claiming he is "going to enjoy this season again". The style of play under Mourinho has not been easy to watch but he'll always say I don't care what style but we finished second in the league.

United seemed intent on only replacing players who left rather than improving on the squad.

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. He worked amazingly well on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

"I like my players. I will see how available they feel they are and understand how they can help or not help".

"I want to say a nice word, we were unlucky to get the Friday match as we could get the Sunday", he bemoaned at opening the campaign.

United already have half a dozen players ruled out with injury so they may be forced to risk a World Cup player at Old Trafford.

While the United hierarchy is known to be reluctant to sell the young striker, Mourinho has endured a trying time in his relationship with Martial after he left United's American pre-season tour to attend the birth of his child and did not return - missing nine days of training.

"He didn't have a pre-season, three days of pre-season", Mourinho said.

Across town from Old Trafford, Manchester City have signed Daniel Arzani from Melbourne City, with the Australian youngster expected to go out on loan.

"In pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, it looked like I was saying something insane", he added.

Ed Woodward has also been thrust into the limelight with Mourinho moaning at the lack of signings this transfer window.

He added: "There are ways to improve your team: one way is to spend a lot of money and to bring in lots of important players, another way is to work and that's the way we have to do it".

"You [the media] repeat 1,000 times my relations with my players is not good", Mourinho stated.

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