Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Mourinho complains about Manchester United's lack of transfers again

Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho were opponents on the opening day in 2014 Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho were opponents on the opening day in 2014
Kristopher Love | 12 August, 2018, 18:01

In England the highest-spending clubs were Liverpool (£165 million), Chelsea (£120 million), Fulham (£105 million) and Leicester City (£100 million), who made up about 40% of the aggregate gross player transfer expenditure by Premier League clubs.

There are League One chairmen who would like to be on the phone to League Two clubs now and doing deals with them.

That was Richarlison's first shot in the Premier League for Everton.

"My job is to be sure that the players give everything, and the fans have to be behind the team", Benitez said. Hotsportstv.com takes a look at the top ten moves that should have happened but never did because of the unpredictable nature of the transfer market. "That's reversing the trend we've seen in the last few years".

It was reported that Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich headed a powerful delegation to Turin to hold talks with Juventus over the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain and it was certain the striker would join the Londoners following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. Only one of the 10 recruits did start: Brazilian defender Bernardo.

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

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has shared his ambitious plan to win the Premier League title ahead of welcoming champions Manchester City to the Emirates on Sunday.

"Have the European clubs been holding back, almost, and waiting for the Premier League window to close?"

That positive play and confidence allowed the Blues to dominate proceedings right up until they saw their captain given his marching orders by referee Pawson.

"Winning the World Cup is in the past".

Pochettino decided keeping players was the priority after a third successive top-three finish.

United's squad is stretched through injuries and fitness issues with returning World Cup stars. Maybe next season we will go to the transfer window a little more active.

But with Leicester demanding a fee of £75million - a world record for a defender - United looked elsewhere, though were ultimately left without any defensive recruits after a frustrating window.

Man United got their campaign off to a great start by beating a unsafe Leicester City side 2-1 at Old Trafford, with Paul Pogba scoring a third-minute penalty and Luke Shaw bagging his first career goal late on.