"In years gone by you would have looked at games at Old Trafford and assumed it was going to be a home win, but there are teams now with a lot of quality in their sides who can go these big places and give these teams a real good game".
"It is hard to understand for people in football that Tottenham didn't sign or didn't sell players but sometimes in football, you need to behave different".
Another player who has come through an uncertain summer with United is Anthony Martial, who was left out of his France's World Cup squad, prompting comments from his agent that he wished to leave Old Trafford to safeguard his worldwide future.
However, Wright thinks United missed the trick and could be chasing City's shadows again this season.
There has also been a long-term issue with Mourinho and winger Anthony Martial with the "Special One" wanting the club to offload the talented youngster as well.
His performance at the 2018 World Cup for France though only confirmed of his standing as one of the top talents in the world at his position, which garnered him plenty of interest this summer during the transfer window. "He didn't have nine days of preseason where no training, no football, absolutely nothing".
Harry Maguire was a genuine target, and although no progress was ever made with Leicester, United are still admirers of the England player.
Pogba, meanwhile, could be on the bench against Leicester despite only training for four days since arriving back in Manchester following his triumph with France in Russian Federation.
'My perception, he arrived Monday, happy, proud, a desire to work, ' Mourinho told a press conference. He worked amazingly well on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and he's one of the players I have to speak with to see how physically and mentally he feels.
'If they feel they can help us [against Leicester] - 20 minutes, 10 minutes, half an hour. But Liverpool did its business early in splashing more than 170 million pounds (US$220 million) on Brazil goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielders Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.