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Mourinho eyes second season glory with Manchester United

13 Août 2017

"We are going to try to give a hard fight to the top teams in Europe in the Champions League".

It is something Paul Pogba and others should benefit from when United begin their league campaign against West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday. And while he made no secret of his desire to see one more player come in, the 54-year-old is adamant it will not make or break United's season. But there are not many like that, just a couple, ' said Mourinho, who lost out on N'Golo Kante 12 months ago and also pursued Tottenham's Eric Dier this summer.

"When he was at Selhurst Park, Gayle's imaginative finishing reminded me of Ian Wright, another Palace old boy", Keown wrote in The Daily Mail about Gayle while picking him as Newcastle's key player this season. Manchester United wants new additions, too, while in Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp is trying to make signings as well as hold on to his best players. The way I know him and the way he knows me.

United have been outspent by neighbours Manchester City but Mourinho has warned them it takes more than cash to be a victor.

Hernandez was signed for United by Sir Alex Ferguson from Mexican club Guadalajara in 2010.

Manchester United players pose for a team photo before the UEFA Super Cup match. I don't think I am in a position of moaning, crying, contesting or to say I am not happy with it.

But a Premier League title challenge is required this time around, with Lukaku providing a powerful presence in attack to replace the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Jose Mourinho hoping to continue second-season success record with Manchester United
But the United boss thought that was the impossible dream - until a surprise phonecall told him that he had finally got his man. Speaking at his pre-match news conference on Friday afternoon, Mourinho said: "I'm happy with the effort the club did".

With Lukaku having seemingly been Chelsea's first choice, how the two strikers adapt to leading the line for title contenders is one of the Premier League's most enticing subplots, while Wayne Rooney's return to Goodison Park is one for the romantics.

"I understand the reality of the market, of the numbers and that my club by doing 75 percent of what I initially asked did very well". But Matic is Matic.

"For the transfer market the club is trying to do their best, I am not anxious, I am ready to fight with these players".

The Portuguese coach says he is happy with the window so far. With 25 and 29 goals in the last two seasons, Kane is set to become the first Englishman to win the award three times in a row since Alan Shearer performed the feat between 1994-1997 and just the third player ever since Thierry Henry equaled the record for Arsenal between 2003-06. That is normal, but that is not enough.

'I think every one of us in his own way is equipped to do it.

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