To find another Chelsea squad with just 16 Premier League starters ahead of a new season, you have to go back to the summer of 2004.
Interestingly enough, though the Swede isn't expected to make a comeback before the end of this year, Mourinho has expressed his wishes to keep him while confirming the possibility of an extended stay.
Stopping short of a guarantee, Mourinho believes an encouraging pre-season and success in the Europa League last season can propel his side to further success.
Following the Red Devils" 2-1 loss at the hands of Los Blancos in the Uefa Super Cup meeting earlier in the week, the "special one' all-but ruled out a move for the latter and has hinted that he's ready to place full faith in his existing players.
Paul Scholes questions Chelsea's decision of selling Matic to Man United
He's a very select player who's a top, top striker, but when the position goes so far it's hard to put it back. I don't know exactly when but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere.
Jose Mourinho has been unable to get a deal for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic despite reports the Croatia global wants to move to Old Trafford.
Chelsea won the title with relative comfort last season in a dream first campaign at the helm for manager Antonio Conte.
With Sergio Aguero and Brazilian Gabriel Jesus the options for central striker and the likes of David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and new arrival Bernardo Silva to choose from as attacking midfielders, City have little choice but to attack.
"But we have lost important players to injury too, such as Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young, Luke Shaw, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic".
"We have had a better pre-season than a year ago and we have the confidence levels of a team that has won a European competition and returned to the Champions League".
Giants rookie TE Evan Engram has good first experience
So, after the Steelers first preseason game, these five players gained the upper hand in securing their spot on this team. McAdoo said he was going to "slowly start to integrate" numerous other injured Giants beginning with practice on Sunday.
"We have the confidence levels of a team who won a European competition. I have better conditions to deliver a better season than my first one". "I don't think I am in a position of moaning, crying, contesting or to say I am not happy with it", the Portugese continued.
Mourinho has indicated that he wants a fourth signing before the transfer window shuts on August 31, as he needs a winger to bolster his squad.
"You know, in my initial analysis coming from January and progressively through the other months, I was thinking about four players", the United boss said before facing the Hammers on Sunday.
"Everything is good and strong, but some of them (other clubs) are really strong in the market, so it is going to be hard.
I understand by doing 75 percent of what I asked, the club did very well".
Hunter fells rogue elephant that killed 15 people in India
Attacks by wild elephants are common in India , and government reports say more than 300 people are killed each year by them. Roughly 200 forest officials and villagers assisted in the hunt, but only Khan was allowed to shoot the elephant.