Manchester United begins its season off on the right foot, with World Cup-winner Paul Pogba scoring alongside Romelu Lukaku.
United's pre-season saw them go on tour to the United States, playing five games before travelling to German for a friendly with Bayern Munich.
Despite weeks of reported haggling over the potential signign of Harry Maguire from Leicester or Toby Alderweireld fro Tottenham, United ended up empty handed.
They were never interested in Boateng either. "We have a very good squad, with very good players and it is very hard to add players to that", he said. He wins a title in his second season, and then by the end of year three he's out, leaving the smoking rubble of dozens of bridges behind him.
The Red Devils have signed Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazil global Fred, FC Porto teenager Diogo Dalot and experienced Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant this summer.
Paul Pogba, Ashley Young, Fellaini and Jesse Lingard may yet be involved against Leicester tonight.
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Lais, 39, had a previous conviction for child abuse, raising questions why he was allowed to live in a home with a child present. Video footage catalogued the horror of the boy's abuse, which included him being tied up and subjected to verbal humiliation.
According to reports breaking tonight, United had £100m available to spend on a world class centre-back this summer, but did not deem any of Mourinho's favoured options as worth spending such big money on.
"If they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, half an hour".
Mourinho warned last weekend that a "difficult season" could lie ahead if they failed to strengthen the squad before the deadline, but an inflated market has made the challenge of improving defensively an even tougher ask.
"He didn't have a pre-season, three days of pre-season", Mourinho said.
"I have my players and I like my players", Mourinho said. "When you repeat 1,000 times that my relationship with my players is not good, it's a lie, repeated 1,000 times".