"So 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 national team and a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare people better, is to focus on players available so I'm not thinking about that unavailable list I give you, I focus on what we have".
"The market closes today".
Both clubs finished below United last season in the Premier League yet Mourinho claims they are projected as "serial winners" despite failing to land a trophy since 2012 and 2008 respectively.More news: United Kingdom house price growth accelerates, Halifax says ZlotoNews
Mourinho has regularly voiced his annoyance at the lack of summer signings through the door at Old Trafford.
The club have brought in some useful players in Fred, Diogo Dalot and goalkeeper Lee Grant but those transfers haven't exactly got pulses racing.More news: Palestinian killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza Strip
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. 'When I listen, when I read, it's hard to believe we finished second because you are capable of making people who finish second (sound like we) were relegated. It is hard for me to understand we finish second.
Mourinho will have to decide whether or not to pick Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini against Leicester after they returned from post-World Cup break on Monday.
Bild, who first reported Boateng's rejection of United late on Tuesday, said that a conversation with new Bayern head coach Niko Kovac played a role in the defender's decision. The tactics to be changed in Championship Manager you can just press a button. In football you need time to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have that until now.More news: How To Use Alexa's Answer Update
Castles said: "Everton, I'm told, have agreed a fee with Barcelona. I repeat: pre-season hard when you don't have your players to work, as simple as that".