Mourinho did confirm that Alexis Sanchez, who was a highlight for United over pre-season, is fit and firing though.
'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.
"They seem so intent and we spoke to Kompany and Walker, they seem so intent to not drop below the mentality and standards they achieved past year".
I think they know they're not really going to be seen as a great team and that Pep is not going to be seen as someone that has dominated English football if he doesn't win two in two or three in three.
"Liverpool are a real problem", began Neville, cautiously.
"So it's time - at least for me - to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed, so I will have to focus on the players I have in relation to this first couple of matches".
As for the main challengers, Neville lists United, Liverpool and Chelsea are the only potential rivals for City's crown. I do think they have one over on City.
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The closest any club had come to not signing a player was in the summer of 2003, when Leeds United signed only Jody Morris for free.
"United should be challenging", insisted Neville.
We are sure to see a number of huge deals go through today and we will be keeping you up to date with every single one of them no matter how big or small.
Liverpool FC finished in fourth spot last term but there is an air of positivity around the Anfield club after they brought in four new players in the transfer window.
Manchester United have a front six of Mata, Lingard, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial and Sanchez.
"Subject to any late sales, the Premier League and its clubs may benefit from having playing squads settled and in place for the start of the new season". 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.