Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Manchester United vs Leicester

Manchester United vs Leicester

Both clubs have England internationals who went on an extended dalliance in Russian Federation and have only recently returned from their holidays.

United are understood to have had a £22.5million offer rejected though the club maintain they only wanted a loan.

It's certainly an exciting and tone-setting opening fixture for both the Red Devils and the Foxes.

Manchester United have been left frustrated in their pursuit of a new centre-half despite being linked with a host of different defenders this summer.

Matty James is out for Leicester City, while Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire have only recently returned to training following England's World Cup run.

The Manchester City boss said after the weekend win over Chelsea in the Community Shield that he was hoping to bring in one more central midfielder before the deadline - a player who could cover for Fernandinho.

'My view is that first of all is hard for me to believe we finished second when I listen, when I read, not much but sometimes I do, is hard to believe that we finished second because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, ' Mourinho said during today's press conference.

Liverpool's business in the transfer window sees them enter the new campaign as the team most likely to challenge Man City. "Any help that can come from them, is welcome". Let us know in the comments section.

The Brazil global was snapped up in a £52.5 million ($70m) deal and has impressed during his pre-season outings.

While Mourinho may be struggling to get the players in he wants, former Everton manager Sam Allardyce has urged him to focus on his outgoings.

"We have Fernandinho, [Ilkay] Gundogan can play there".

On the chances of Vardy or Maguire featuring in the season opener: "If we are serious I think they can not participate in the first game, with just five days training with the team".

Like this: