Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez set for 'defining season', says Michael Owen

Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez set for 'defining season', says Michael Owen

Despite finishing 19 points adrift of Manchester City last season, Owen believes Pogba and Sanchez have the potential to turn his former side into serious title challengers.

Harry Maguire was a genuine target, and although no progress was ever made with Leicester, United are still admirers of the England player.

Brazil worldwide Fred, highly-rated but raw full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant all arrived at United by early July, but nobody followed despite Mourinho's explicit desire to bring in two more players.

"It's [improving] positively, it goes better".

"If his team don't do well, if they're not playing well, if they're not entertaining people, they're not challenging for the league, then he possibly could go".

A new centre-back had been expected to arrive at the Premier League giants, and according to The Mirror, money has been made available to bring in what the club believe to be the "right" players. "I mean, it's early for that, but I am painting a picture".

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"It is hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or didn't sell players but sometimes in football, you need to behave different". I'm going to enjoy this season.

After they host Leicester, United's other fixtures this month are a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion on August 19 and a home match against Tottenham Hotspur on August 27. "I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second [place] last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

"I am not sitting here having a discussion about Man Utd making the top four, neither should any of their supporters, neither should any of their board members, and neither, by the way, should any player or manager of that football club", he said.

"Over a year ago now they chases Ivan Perisic. I think they are two players who have quality and they could help me a lot".

"Twelve months ago they were unprepared to do that deal, it beggars belief". Craig Burley speculates about whether Jose Mourinho is being driven out of Old Trafford.

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