Alexis Sanchez: Man Utd's objective must be to win trophies in 2018/19

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The club believe they have delivered over the course of the last two windows on the agreed targets with around £73m invested this window in Fred, Diogo Dalot and goalkeeper Lee Grant, as well £35m for Alexis Sanchez in January.

But Mourinho insists that while he will talk to Pogba before deciding when exactly to re-introduce him to competitive first team action, he has been happy with his attitude and first few days back in training in Manchester.

Both United and Leicester are "unlucky", Mourinho says, as they kick off the new 2018/19 campaign ahead of the rest of the opening Premier League weekend fixtures.

Nigerian global Kelechi Iheanacho is likely to lead the line and will be relishing the chance against Manchester United.

After a seemingly endless summer of football, the Premier League comes roaring back to life on Friday evening as Manchester United take on Leicester City at Old Trafford.

"I said that during preseason and it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane, I repeat: Preseason is hard when you don't have your players to work, that's as simple as that".

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Manchester United's number one returned from his holidays earlier than most other players due to Spain's early World Cup exit.

"If they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, half an hour".

"Like always we want to keep improving and keep bringing trophies to Manchester United because success motivates us". After a depleted squad took part in their pre-season tour of the United States, who will start tonight?

The youngster has only three Leicester goals to his name since signing past year, and a goal could boost the confidence of the mercurial attacker.

Now it looks like no new arrivals will be heading to Old Trafford in this window.unless Mourinho has something up his sleeve. Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng is Mourinho's first choice, but has reportedly phoned the Portuguese coach to tell him he won't be joining.

"You [the media] repeat 1,000 times my relations with my players is not good", Mourinho stated. "I am going to enjoy this season again".

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