Jose Mourinho lists second-place finish among 'greatest achievements'

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I think they know they're not really going to be seen as a great team and that Pep is not going to be seen as someone that has dominated English football if he doesn't win two in two or three in three.

The Merseyside outfit have signed AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho, RB Leipzig star Naby Keita, Stoke City playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri and AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker in the summer transfer window so far.

In 2012-13, City watched United out pace them by 11 points as they were forced to settle for second, the year after winning the title on goal differential on another dramatic final kick of the season.

And with the transfer window closing later today, boss Jose Mourinho is still hopeful of making one more signing.

Mourinho warned last weekend that a "difficult season" could lie ahead if they failed to strengthen the squad before the deadline.

Here, Sky Sports takes an interactive look at how the competition between the two Manchester clubs has evolved throughout the Premier League era, with City slipping to the third tier before fighting back to overtake their neighbours.

Mourinho sounded pessimistic that he would make any last-minute signings when talking to media on Thursday.

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Ahh the fresh smell of a new Premier League season, you simply can't beat it.

The Red Devils had been linked with moves for Toby Alderweireld, Harry Maguire and Jerome Boateng before a surprise candidate emerged in the form of Chelsea's Kurt Zouma late on Wednesday night.

"So I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to these first couple of matches - maybe three matches because after Spurs (and Burnley on August 27 and September 1 respectively) there is (a) national team (break) and a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare people better".

"He said: "[Sergio] Romero, he had a surgery after his injury, [Antonio] Valencia, he was injured in pre-eason, Marcos Rojo, he was injured in the World Cup, [Diogo] Dalot had a surgery in Porto at the end of April and he is not yet ready.

"My view is that first of all is hard for me to believe we finished second", he added. I told that during pre-season.

"But I keep saying and thinking and feeling that the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

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