"Well I think Man City are favourites once again, because of the way they played last season", he told the Mirror. "We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title".
"I've got to be honest, there was a feeling when we've won the league previously, you came back in to the training sessions and everybody was a little bit less intense, a little bit more smiles and happiness, but a little bit less committed".
"I focus on just what we have, and we go with everything we have to the first match".
City, who also finished 19 points clear of their nearest rivals last term, have made just one major signing over the summer with the £60 million (Dh281m) club record acquisition of Riyad Mahrez.
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"Teams that actually wanted it more could hurt us".
Mina had an excellent World Cup in Russian Federation scoring three goals in three games which also includes goal against his new club teammate Jordan Pickford in stoppage time sending the England vs Colombia the last 16 tie to extra-time.
The World Cup contingent of Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku and Pogba are unlikely to feature, while Marcus Rashford may be rushed back to play wide left due to Mourinho's shortage of options, which is not helped by Anthony Martial's uncertain future, with Alexi Sanchez expected to start through the middle. The pair missed last week's Community Shield after taking delayed summer breaks following the World Cup.
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But the No.14 is not taking anything for granted regarding the Premier League opener against West Ham United this Sunday. From there it looked like Torino could be in a night like the one that befell Napoli in the Aviva Stadium last weekend.
Mourinho had warned that United face difficulties if they did not sign at least one more player after spending £75million on Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant this summer. If I felt we could not improve the team I would call my chairman and say, "OK, I leave".
"Winning is the best motivation and we will try to continue what we have done". Is it going to happen?
"We didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it is hard to add players".
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