Alexis Sanchez wants Manchester United to target experienced players like Arturo Vidal


Willian returned to Chelsea training on Thursday

Neville is quick to disabuse anyone of this notion, however lightly they cling to it. I think we will see more of Alexis Sanchez, though.

Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December 2015 with the then-Premier League champions languishing in 16th, just one point above the relegation places.

"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second".

"It seems to me the World Cup has had an impact on them".

"Always we need to assess them".

Players like Steve Sidwell, Kevin Doyle, Dave Kitson, Nicky Shorey and Stephen Hunt helped them secure a top half berth, though Reading missed out on European football by a solitary point.

Jose Mourinho has given a cryptic answer when asked whether his Manchester United team can challenge for the Premier League title this season by simply saying people will see by November. "But we don't believe a lot in the winter market and for sure next season it will be better for him", Mourinho said after beating City to his signature.

As for the main challengers, Neville lists United, Liverpool and Chelsea are the only potential rivals for City's crown.

Back in 1992, the very first goalkeeper to be signed in the Premier League era - during a summer in which clubs were scratching their heads over how to deal with the imminent, game-changing backpass law - was Alan Kelly.

As for the challengers, then.

Unai Emery has enjoyed the luxury of having most of his squad available for pre-season with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette forming a fearsome front four. "That is just what I thought". "Or they are investing massively like Liverpool, who are buying everything and everybody", warned Mourinho.

The Red Devils boss has Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo at his disposal but the centre-halves have all struggled with issues over their form and injuries. They can still sell players, overseas only, until August 31 as no other league has adopted the earlier deadline.

United signed three players this summer - Diogo Dalot, Lee Grant and Fred - for a combined £70m. That's an obscene amount of talent.

Nuno has again been able to invest this summer and reports from Sky Italia today have linked them with a £38 million move for AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, an addition that would bring their spending to over £100 million. The way in which United are being talked about this pre-season, it's as if they've got a load of bums playing for them.

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