Manchester United will take on Leicester City in the opening match of Premier League 2017/18 season, and two managers who step out on to the pitch will be determined to make the first move. I think maybe another signing or two, ' Rooney told Sky Sports.
One of Mourinho's most trusted lieutenants Nemanja Matic will miss the start of the season due to surgery on an abdominal injury, while Eric Bailly and Ander Herrera are also doubts after picking up knocks in United's final pre-season friendly defeat by Bayern Munich.
"We played well in periods against a good team that invested more than us", he said. No one fancied us to go up and it's always nice to prove people wrong.
Fifa's proposals stop short of introducing a uniform window, as domestic league start dates vary globally, but would reduce the disparities between countries. "We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title".
"I told that during pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane, I repeat and maybe tomorrow the reaction is the same: Pre-season hard when you don't have your players to work, as simple as that". But there isn't just one team.
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Thibaut Courtois has been reminded of a time when he hurled taunts at Real Madrid fans, by their local rivals, Atletico Madrid . This would be the second time it has been broken during this window after Liverpool won the race to sign Allison from Roma.
There's also a new name in the dugout, with Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri taking charge of his first top flight match as Blues boss away at Huddersfield.
Now United fans will hope that from Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester onwards, he has a similar impact - indeed, that he helps them reach for the stars.
For the second consecutive close season, the Toffees forked out sizeable fees to bring in new players, with the arrival of Richarlison in a reported £40million switch from Watford raising eyebrows.
Rooney left United last year after 13 stunning years with the Old Trafford club where he netted a total of 253 goals in 559 appearances and overcame Sir Bobby Charlton as the club's all-time top goalscorer.
City will be strengthened by the £60m capture of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, who Sane describes as " a fantastic player who has already won the Premier League".