Jose Mourinho aims early dig at 'serial winners' Liverpool and Tottenham


Just 14 per cent of that figure, £175m, was spent on transfers between two Premier League clubs - an unforeseen effect of the league's window closing before the rest of Europe, according to Deloitte's Tim Bridge.

Jose Mourinho has taken aim at Liverpool and Tottenham on the eve of the new season, saying they "win nothing" but are painted as "serial winners" while his Manchester United get no credit.

The Merseyside outfit have signed AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho, RB Leipzig star Naby Keita, Stoke City playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri and AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the summer transfer window so far.

The Reds will start the new Premier League campaign with a clash against West Ham United at Anfield on Sunday.

A man now on the books of MLS side D.C. United said: "I am sure Jose (Mourinho) has been getting the team right".

Mourinho also suggested he had not been given enough credit for guiding United to a runners-up finish in the Premier League last season, as he again suggested the negativity around the club was misplaced.

"I said we would sign one or two, but the second one wasn't possible".

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They've never won six in a row against promoted clubs previously in the competition. He added: "I don't think there's a lot of changes (to the squad from last season)".

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Spurs were also the only team in Europe's top five leagues and only English professional side not to make a single addition. Pochettino added: "I am happy to keep all the squad together, there were many rumours during the summer about players out".

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"Liverpool have made some really good signings".

"I focus on the players I have for the first couple of matches".

'Its hard for me to believe we finished second.

Sergio Romero, Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Dalot, Ander Herrera and Matic are all injured for Leicester's visit, while Mourinho needs to check on the fitness of those that returned late from the World Cup.

"In Championship Manager you can just press a button", he stated.

Figures released by Deloitte's sport business group showed top-flight clubs spent an estimated £1.23billion before Thursday's pre-season deadline - down £200million from last summer's window. In football you need time to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have that until now. Sometimes its also hard to believe I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues, and I keep thinking the second position a year ago was one of my biggest achievements in England'. I was told that during pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane.