Manchester United vs. Leicester City - Football Match Report

A general view of Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium before the Premiership match against Liverpool at Old Trafford

It's reported by The Sun that United were actually prepared to shell out £100m for French World Cup victor Varane, but Real Madrid were not interested in selling.

'So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to these first couple of matches.

Brazil global Fred, highly-rated but raw full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant all arrived at United by early July, but nobody followed despite Mourinho's explicit desire to bring in two more players.

Alexis Sanchez says he had hoped to see more "world class" players join Manchester United this summer.

At the pre-match press conference ahead of the Leicester clash Mourinho hit back at claims of unrest at Old Trafford, Sky Sports reports.

The Premier League season kicks off tonight when United host Leicester City and all eyes will be on Mourinho.

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Marcos Rojo is another player who sustained an injury while representing his country in Russian Federation so he'll miss the season opener along with summer signing Diogo Dalot as he's still recovering from knee surgery that he underwent in April. "I will have to focus on the players I have and, in relation to this first couple of matches - maybe three matches because after Spurs there is [the global break] and a couple of weeks to recover people and to prepare people - it is better to focus on the players that are available for the first match".

Earlier this week, Pogba told teammates, staff and executives at United that he was "desperate" to leave the club amidst a conflicting relationship with manager Jose Mourinho which has dated back to February, per Chris Wheeler of the Daily Mail.

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. "I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second [place] last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

Andreas Pereira. The talented young Belgian spent last season on loan at Valencia and got the surprise start in this one.

The Leicester fans in the corner of Old Trafford spent most of the night singing "champions of England, more recent than you" at the United supporters.

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