Mourinho: My Man United future is not on the agenda

"Paul Pogba is there to score goals, Marcus [Rashford] will score, Anthony [Martial] is scoring, Juan [Mata] will score because it is in his DNA so we can not give all the responsibility to Romelu".

Matic featured in United's 2-2 draw with Stoke on Saturday and admitted afterwards that his side can't afford to be dropping points against teams such as the Potters if they're to stand any chance of winning the league this season.

Mourinho paid a British record fee of £75 million ($97 million, 82 million euros) for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and took his spending to over £130 million with swoops for Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic and Benfica defender Victor Lindelof.

"Even in the games, you sit there before the games and even in players' minds they have no clarity".

All in all, I am predicting Manchester United to win and although we are not getting a great price on this bet, I think we are getting a good enough price to make it.

Mourinho would be sacked soon after the loss at home to Southampton that day but the way his player reacted may be one of the reasons behind the coach acquiring his services at Old Trafford.

"I expect my club to be acting that way but there are other English clubs that will be in risk, I hope it goes to the ideal situation - to close for every championship and not just the Premier League". "They have never failed in their promises and support in what we have done".

"There's a disadvantage where the market is closed for us and open for others", said Mourinho."But when we close our doors, we close the market for others too".

Either way, United are top of the table and only at the end of the season will fans find out if Michael Owen's assessment is a fair one or not. "I have to say it is a result I accept though".

"Maxim has been absolutely fantastic since the moment he arrived here", Hughes told Stoke City+.

"If you decide in the right time that these players are to stay in your squad, I don't see any problems about this".

"He is a great guy as well, he has fitted in really well and has integrated with the rest of the group nearly immediately".

He had won seven national titles with Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AZ before being appointed Manchester United boss in May 2014.

  • Leroy Wright