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MANCHESTER, England -- Jose Mourinho insisted Manchester United are in for a "difficult" season despite kicking off the campaign with a 2-1 win over Leicester at Old Trafford.
And in what looked like another dig at executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, the 55-year-old suggested he is no longer United manager but "head coach."
Victory over Leicester came just 24 hours after Woodward had come up empty-handed on deadline day despite Mourinho's demand for at least one new centre-back.
It lead the Portuguese to vent his feelings after the final whistle at Old Trafford and reiterate his warning for the new season.
"I find myself in the beginning of the Premier League with the market closed in the situation I thought I was not going to be in," he told Sky Sports. "For us, it will be a difficult season because I had my plans for many months.
"That's football management. I think football is changing. Football managers should be called now more head coaches.
"We have big coaching staffs and I think we are more the head coach than the manager. That is the way I think football is going.
"We have to wait for end of November, beginning of December to understand how things are going and if we can fight for the title. Or you believe in the pundits and go with what they say.
"We play against a team that invest more than us. They Schmeichel is very good on pens but no chance."Comments