Jose Mourinho: 'Manchester United left in a hard position'

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The Red Devils coach has cut a sullen figure throughout pre-season with the former Chelsea boss unable to hide his dissatisfaction with Brazil global midfielder Fred being his sides only high profile signing.

Amid rumors that he will sign for Barcelona this summer or in an upcoming transfer window (remember, the transfer window in Spain is open for a few more weeks), Manchester United star Paul Pogba has given a cryptic response regarding his relationship with manager Jose Mourinho.

"I've got to be honest, there was a feeling when we've won the league previously, you came back in to the training sessions and everybody was a little bit less intense, a little bit more smiles and happiness, but a little bit less committed".

The England worldwide was one of several players Jose Mourinho had looked to bring to Old Trafford this summer as the Portuguese coach tried to bolster his back-line.

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"So, the pressure is on and there is even speculation he might not last much longer in his job. We played really well against them and that, for me, is a great sign".

"I'd have probably bought a top-class striker but I'm not sure I'd have spent it elsewhere", he said.

Sunday's early kick off sees Liverpool take on West Ham United at Anfield, with manager Jurgen Klopp set to give a Premier League debut to new goalkeeper Alisson.

Shaw was named Man of the Match after an impressive performance at left-back, which was topped off with him scoring his first ever career goal late on in front of the Stretford End.

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"We should start the Premier League with a win and we did today".

The Reds ended up in fourth place in the table last season and as runners-up in the Champions League after they were beaten by Real Madrid in the final.

But as we know opening day games are never simple, often provide shocks, always unpredictable and most definitely full of incident.

"There's no reason to not trust in our squad and no reason not to believe in our club or believe in what we can do".

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Spurs had nine players in Russian Federation until the final weekend and they only returned to training on Monday, with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris having differing levels of fitness.

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