No team has ever finished as far ahead as Manchester City did last season and not retained the Premier League title.
Sources have told ESPN FC that United, who had the second best defensive record in the league last season, were concerned at the size of the fees quoted by Leicester for Maguire and by Tottenham for Alderweireld and decided both deals did not represent value for money. "I would love to see that!"
"When I listen, when I read - not much but sometimes I do - it is hard to believe that we finished second", Jose said, "because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing and finish below us look like serial winners".
According to Manchester Evening News, Sam said to Sky Sports: "In the end, if United have not got a defender through the door, that will be because negotiations have broken down, however hard they have tried".
"But it's the same conversation as with (Ashley) Young, (Marouane) Fellaini, (Jesse) Lingard, it's the same".
Fred has been United's biggest signing of the summer. To know how they feel physically mentally to try to give us a help. And this season, for the first time in his career, Mourinho enters year three not having already succeeded but with something left to prove.
Mourinho's relationship with players like Pogba and Martial has come under close scrutiny, as have the manager's mood swings over the club's failure to complete key signings he wanted in the transfer window. "I am happy with all the players at the moment".
"A lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of people is that it's true". If it's not going well, though, I don't want to hear the moaning and groaning and I am sure the United fans don't want to hear it as well.
Paul Scholes has conceded that there is a chance that Jose Mourinho will leave Manchester United during the 2018-19 Premier League season.