Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool did reach they Champions League final, which they lost to Real Madrid, but Mourinho is still bristling over the perception of last season as a disappointment for United, who also lost the FA Cup final to Chelsea.
United manager Jose Mourinho, entering his third season at Old Trafford, has looked like a Bassett Hound for most of the summer, predicting a "difficult season" for a team which finished second in May.
Tottenham first Premier League team to fail to make one summer signing
Pochettino said: "I don't have news now and to do so before the deadline would be so hard ". Drama is many things in life but football is joy".
United have endured a hard summer transfer window as they have tried and failed to sign a host of defensive targets, with Tottenham centre-back Toby Alderweireld and Leicester's Harry Maguire among the names on their wish-list. "It is time for me to stop thinking about the market", he said. I don't think they can challenge on both fronts with the way they play, unless they adapt and they change: the way they play at 100 miles an hour from the first minute to the last minute, it's very hard to do that Saturday-Wednesday-Saturday-Wednesday. His side face Leicester City in their opening fixture at Old Trafford on Friday and it was put to Mourinho that there was a perception the club had gone backwards over the summer.
"He said: "[Sergio] Romero, he had a surgery after his injury, [Antonio] Valencia, he was injured in pre-eason, Marcos Rojo, he was injured in the World Cup, [Diogo] Dalot had a surgery in Porto at the end of April and he is not yet ready.
"They returned on Monday". "The list of injured players is an important list and, after training, I will speak with that group of [World Cup] players because everybody is different, physically and mentally, to see how they feel they are and to understand how they can help or not help". 'When I listen, when I read, it's hard to believe we finished second because you are capable of making people who finish second (sound like we) were relegated.
Lombok quake : Powerful tremors rock Indonesia days after 347 die
Indonesia has been rocked anew by an natural disaster with a magnitude of 5.9, according to the United States Geological Survey. They are both popular tourist destinations but are located close to the Ring of Fire which is regularly hit by earthquakes .
The Arsenal legend said: "I want this season's title race to be more spicy and I think it will be".
M7.0 quake strikes off Indonesia's Lombok island, causes small tsunamis
The natural disaster was mostly felt in Mataran, the capital of Lombok Island , prompting residents to flee their homes. Model Chrissy Teigen, who is also on holiday in Bali , described her shock at the incident in a series of tweets.