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Premier League legend Alan Shearer has warned not to write off Manchester United's title chances, despite Jose Mourinho's despondent mood this summer.

Mr Bridge said: "On balance, the earlier deadline for the transfer in of players may have contributed towards a reduction in gross player transfer spending by the Premier League clubs". "That is my experience at Barcelona and Bayern Munich".

"We chose to spend, because we should spend, because we had seven, eight players more than 31-years-old". "The information I have is no", he replied matter-of-factly.

Mourinho was asked about his tactics at this morning's media conference ahead of the Premier League opener against Leicester City.

"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second".

"I said we would sign one or two, but the second one wasn't possible".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is relaxed about his team being Premier League title favourites once again. Mourinho also has selection problems for the Leicester game, with Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia and Dalot ruled out because of injuries and Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini not considered fully fit after being given extra time off to recover from the World Cup.

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"They returned on Monday".

"The list that I gave you before of the injured players is an important list and today after training I will speak with that group of players (back from the World Cup) because everybody is different, physically and mentally, to see how available they feel they".

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"In Championship Manager you can just press a button", he stated.

"I said last season many times we can not spend every season, we spend when we should spend, we had seven or eight players aged 30 or 31 [to replace]".

Pre-season has clearly been a frustrating time for Mourinho, while a perceived lack of respect for leading his side to second spot last term has got under his skin. I was told that during pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane.

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