José Mourinho does not expect any Manchester United deadline-day signings
Aug 12 2018
"I said many times, we can not spend every season what we spent last season".
Wolverhampton Wanderers' return to the Premier League was an action-packed affair at a rainy Molinuex on Saturday, with the hosts failing to make the most of their one-man-advantage in a 2-2 draw with Everton. United comes into the season bogged down by bad news largely linked to its coach, Jose Mourinho, who made it clear he didn't get the players - particularly a central defender - he was hoping for in the transfer window.
"It's not about adding because it's fashionable to sign players", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Thursday.
A week after being swatted aside by Manchester City in the Community Shield, Chelsea beat Huddersfield 3-0 in Maurizio Sarri's first league match in charge.
However, Liverpool finished 25 points adrift of City in the league as Pep Guardiola's squad romped to the title with a record 100 points. The clubs spent a total of £1.24billion.
Last season Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho and Virgil van Dijk were among those to miss the start of the campaign due to transfer speculation.
In contrast, Liverpool's rivals United had an underwhelming summer with Brazilian midfielder Fred the most notable signing despite missing out on the title by 19 points last season.
Jose Mourinho took one last swipe at the Manchester United board before insisting that he would wait a few months before evaluating his side's title chances.
"I'm looking forward to going out there and playing for Cardiff City in the Premier League".
It was a pretty boring deadline day for much of the day with Sky Sports News often scrambling around for something to talk about or someone to talk to whilst little transfer activity actually happened.
"They returned on Monday, trained Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today so you can imagine they are not really fit and ready but we have needs", Mourinho said.
Last season's January window saw Premier League clubs spend £430m - nearly double the previous January record of £225m in 2011 when strikers Fernando Torres and Andy Carroll joined Chelsea and Liverpool respectively.