"We're progressing", said former defender David May, who has watched every pre-season game. Dwight Yorke was well into his 27th year when United paid £12.5m for him in 1998 despite the reservations of chairman Martin Edwards and assistant manager Brian Kidd. Join the Man City Square team! I'll be happier if they give me four of four but they did a great effort.
Mourinho is scarcely innocent himself: Manchester United's £89m move for Paul Pogba past year was facilitated by a willingness to get rid of the competition by paying the sort of sums no one else would contemplate. United beat Real Madrid 3-1 in a friendly watched by 109,000 in MI, with Ashley Young, one of the side's best players stating: "It's a new system and a new way to play but everyone has adapted to it and understands the manager's philosophy". Moreover, United's problem a year ago was their finishing.
Matteo Darmian did improve in the latter months under Mourinho and excelled in the Europa League final, but his form has been hit and miss since Louis van Gaal brought him to Old Trafford.
Equally impressive, Andreas Pereira (21), back from his loan season with La Liga side Granada, looked comfortable on the ball and seems ready to stake his place in the team.
The market is open and so is the player, Barcelona has not once mentioned PSG in their official announcements, and have left the door open for all other capable clubs to fetch the player. He also holds the record for most expensive signing at the striker position.
"The most important thing is the club knows my opinions and they are trying to do the best for our team, for our squad". It may prove an upgrade of sorts - Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals across all competitions, but the Swede converted a far lower percentage of chances than Lukaku did at Everton.
But there is also little to suggest, ceteris paribus, United will score the 20 to 30 more goals the team might need for a genuine crack at the title. Even more incredible is how far that amount was surpassed. In that sense, signing a series of supposedly cheaper players could actually cost more. The jaw dropping signing was more than what they spent for Ronaldo in 2009.
"I think we'll win the league this year", said Paddy Crerand, a member of United's 1968 European Cup winning side.
Rampant Kim in sight of maiden major title
If that wasn't enough, Inbee Park had just toured Kingsbarns Links in a course record-tying 64 and was one shot behind. Ally McDonald also finished four-under to position herself one shot behind the duo, as things are tight at the top.
Homeland security secretary replaces Priebus at White House
Considering the allegations against Priebus, it's unsurprising that such a strict figure has been drafted to replace him. In short order, Priebus was pushed aside and replaced by Kelly, whose arrival led in turn to Scaramucci's departure.
Barcelona refuse to pay £23m Neymar fee
However if there are offers on the table from Barcelona or Real Madrid, Arsenal are likely to not even be considered. And Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insisted on Friday the English champions are looking to strengthen rather than sell.
US aims for UN vote on North Korea sanctions
Ties have grown frostier between Beijing and Pyongyang, which has openly criticized China for siding with the U.S. on sanctions. North Korea has repeatedly said it will never give up its nuclear arsenal, which it sees as a guarantee of its security.
Farah thrills huge crowd with 10000m win
Gold in the 10,000 meters is at stake for Farah. "He's a true British sporting hero". Cheptegei turned out the front runner posting a personal best of 26:49.94.