I'm not confident, I'm not confident and the market closes today so is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed.
United have endured a hard summer transfer window as they have tried and failed to sign a host of defensive targets, with Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld and Leicester's Harry Maguire among the names on their wish-list.
Mourinho warned United could face a "difficult" season if the club failed to sign new players, but he is insisting he will be content to work with the players in his squad in comments that may not reveal his true feelings after a disappointing few weeks of transfer business.
Mourinho was speaking at a 9am press conference and his words did not equivocally rule out the possibility of something happening. He was also asked a follow-up question to clarify that there would be no incomings or outgoings throughout the day.
But he was quick to point out his United side were closest to runaway leaders Manchester City last season, even if they finished 19 points adrift.
Mourinho has admitted this morning that he is "not confident" of any new arrivals before tonight's 5pm transfer deadline so he'll have to work with what he's got as Claude Puel's Leicester visit Old Trafford. Martial in the last 20 minutes could have given us the second goal but I couldn't make that change.
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Early indications were that Guice might have suffered a strained MCL, saying after the game that he "felt fine". On Guice's sixth carry of the night, he was tackled from behind and stayed on the ground.
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A recent survey revealed Liverpool were the Premier League's unluckiest club last season, with decisions costing them 12 points. Apart from the aforementioned players, the only other confirmed absentee is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
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As for Bryant, the veteran emerged after Dorsey's comments to tweet: "I'm going to play. just whenever I get ready". Bryant also noted on Twitter: "I played with a broken foot before based of emotions, trying to satisfy the fans".
"I focus on just what we have, and we go with everything we have to the first match".
beIN has one more season to run in its present contract with the new Premier League season getting underway on Friday evening.
City's defence gets under way at Arsenal on Sunday and Guardiola confirmed he could select World Cup stars including Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne despite their lack of a pre-season.
"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. They [Manchester City] have been playing some great football.
"He's come back with a good spirit and a fantastic attitude".
The Red Devils coach has cut a sullen figure throughout pre-season with the former Chelsea boss unable to hide his dissatisfaction with Brazil worldwide midfielder Fred being his sides only high profile signing.