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Mourinho launches scathing attack at critics

Jose Mourinho has taken aim at Manchester United’s critics on the eve of the new Premier League season.

After a difficult summer at Old Trafford where only Brazil midfielder Fred and Portuguese youngster Diego Dalot have arrived, Mourinho’s men have largely been written off as title contenders for the new campaign.

Champions Manchester City are odds-on favourites with bookmakers to defend their crown, but rather than last year’s runners up, it is big-spending Liverpool who are widely considered to be their closest rivals in 2018-19.

That rankles with Mourinho, who has come in for criticism over his team’s style of play in the last 12 months and, increasingly during pre-season, his demeanour.

Now he has hit back, saying he can scarcely believe that it was his side who were City’s closest challengers last term, and questioning why his work is called into question, while managers who finished below him last term are made to “look like serial winners”.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Manchester United Head Coach / Manager Jose Mourinho answers questions from the media during a press conference at Aon Training Complex on August 9, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)
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