Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho did not expect to add to his squad before the close of the English Premier League transfer window yesterday on an unusually quiet deadline day for English clubs.
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They also bought in left-back Joe Bryan from Bristol City, plus three players on loan - goalkeeper Sergio Rico from Sevilla, Atletico Madrid forward Luciano Vietto and United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
"I don't think just because they haven't signed a centre-back we should be sat here thinking 'we'll let Manchester United off the hook they shouldn't be challenging this year.' A club thats spent the money they've spent in the past few seasons and the players they've got".
Yerry Mina was offered by Barcelona to United and a number of other clubs before the World Cup for €11m in an attempt by the Spanish champions to get their money back on a player they signed in January.
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Mourinho admits the likes of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard "are not really fit" for the Cityclash but with injuries elsewhere, the United manager says "we have needs".
Jamie Vardy did reunite with the team early as did Harry Maguire and all the players who served their national teams.
"He worked amazingly well Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday".
"If they feel they can help us, 20 minutes, 10 minutes, half an hour".
"We would prefer to have a couple more days but the decision was to be first to play and that's it".
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"One lie repeated 1,000 times is still a lie, but the perception of people is that it's true".
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"You try to make a case and there is no case in it".
But Mourinho, entering his third season in charge at Old Trafford, claimed, in typically confrontational fashion, that there are no problems in his squad or in his commitment to the club.
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Boateng trained with Bayern Munich on Thursday, with Paris Saint-Germain now touted as the front-runners for his signature - a deal that can, of course, be done later in the month after the Premier League bows out of the market as a buying power.