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Everton have signed Yerry Mina from Barcelona

Everton have signed Yerry Mina from Barcelona

On Sunday, Jose Mourinho said Manchester United would be in for a "difficult season" if they failed to sign anyone else.

"We are looking forward to the season starting now, with a hard game against Huddersfield", Sarri said.

Wolves, Championship winners and heavy spenders during the summer, had more luck in their initial game after battling Everton to a 2-2 draw. "We thought he would manage maximum 60 minutes and he went much longer", said Mourinho.

Other major European leagues have the rest of the month to complete their business, which is part of the reason why United voted against an early end to the Premier League window.

Brazil global Fred, highly-rated full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant all arrived by early July to bolster the squad, but United have since failed to bring in the further two additions Mourinho craves.

The Manchester United manager is never short of a barb or two for his club's arch-rivals, and when Jose Mourinho recently claimed Liverpool were "buying everything and everybody" it was perhaps more frustration at his own lack of activity.

Manchester City's Bernardo Silva celebrates scoring their second EPL goal against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium August 12, 2018. "That's reversing the trend we've seen in the last few years".

But Mourinho's mood has nearly darkened by the minute this summer and bookmakers have him as the first Premier League manager to lose his job.

Despite the drop in the gross figure, the net spend by Premier League clubs to this point is a record £865m - inflated by a busy deadline day for the likes of Fulham, with five signings, and Everton whose additions included Barcelona pair Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.

Hostage to fortuneHow the 2017-18 Premier League table should have looked according to ESPN's Luck Index (PA Graphics).

Last season's top five all won, majority comfortably; none of the three promoted sides managed a victory and no-one beat a team who finished above them in 2017-18.

Everton looked happy to try to hold on to their lead and for the first time Wolves looked like they had a man advantage.

Paul added: "When there is a flow to the game, referees get swept up in the game".

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool did reach they Champions League final, which they lost to Real Madrid, while the Premier League's other biggest clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal, disappointed and missed out on the top four.

"If you have a build-up of anticipation and atmosphere you can psychologically get in referees' heads".

"If you can't add a player that can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best players and I think that was a great job from the club to keep the best players and the manager".

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