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I had my plans for many months and I find myself with the market closed in a situation I did not think I would be in.

This new deadline which closes before the season starts has really ramped up the pressure on these transfers which means we could see a whole host of panic buys as clubs look to add to their squad before the Premier League season starts this weekend. "The information I have is no", he replied matter-of-factly.

Manchester City won the league 19 points ahead of their bitter rivals United last term but Mourinho feels like it was a great success when he takes into account some of the criticism he faced.

Mourinho has admitted this morning that he is "not confident" of any new arrivals before tonight's 5pm transfer deadline so he'll have to work with what he's got as Claude Puel's Leicester visit Old Trafford.

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"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second. I keep saying that I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling that second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

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"We could not spend more than we have done this season".

"Other teams go up and down, we want to try to win one point more than the others".

Guardiola says key players Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are both available to face Arsenal on Sunday, after returning to training on Monday following their respective runs to the World Cup semi-finals with Belgium and England. I repeat: "pre-season hard when you don't have your players to work, as simple as that". The players gave everything, they gave what they had.

Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones all came back early from their own extended breaks but Mourinho sounded downbeat again when he was asked about the new season. The manager has to decide which way we play.

Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all arrived before the end of July, with Jurgen Klopp eager to work with his full squad throughout pre-season.