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Former Chelsea Star: Why Mourinho Will Win The EPL With Man Utd

13 August 2017

"He's injured, he needs time to recover".

Manchester United will kick off their new campaign on Sunday at Old Trafford against West Ham.

Like with any eventual champion, we'll need some luck with injuries to key players, and maybe an unexpected meltdown or two at some of the other challengers (E.g., Conte trying to fight one of his players during a game, Guardiola getting busted for systematic blood do-.nevermind).

Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring the team's first goal during the pre-season friendly football match. Every opponent wants to win every match.

Centre-back Victor Lindelof, midfielder Nemanja Matic and striker Romelu Lukaku are all over six feet (183cm) tall, giving United the second-tallest squad in the division behind Tony Pulis's West Bromwich Albion.

"I think we did well, I think we lost to one goal which shows the result was really short and one of their goals was an offside". So obviously there's no guarantee.

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"So I'm convinced I have - not just the hope - but the conviction that our second season, in terms of the quality of our team, is going to be better".

But October and November bring meetings with Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the space of three weeks, by which time United's Champions League campaign will be in full swing.

"I have conditions to deliver a better team than I did in the first season".

Everybody knows that Guardiola's game big time depends on full backs so it's no wonder that City spent nearly £150m on Kyle Walker, Benjamind Mendy and Danilo, while other two signings are potent midfielder Bernardo Silva and Primeira Liga's best goalkeeper Ederson.

The Mexico worldwide, nicknamed Chicharito, enjoyed a productive four-year spell at United from 2010, scoring 59 goals in more than 150 appearances as the club won two league titles and reached the 2011 Champions League final.

"I think Manchester City be right up there challenging for the title", said Hughton. "Last season, two of them were not in Europe", Mourinho said.

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"This time we're all in the same basket and it's going to be the same for everybody".

City manager Pep Guardiola's decision to spend more than £200 million on five players may be the most astonishing piece of business, but money has been lavished everywhere: Everton and promoted Huddersfield Town both brought in nine new players and most clubs either broke their own transfer records or spent much of the summer trying to do so. "The former Everton striker scored in seven straight PL games against West Ham at one time for the Blues and, with that goal in Skopje under his belt, the Belgium global is unlikely to be lacking confidence on his competitive home debut".

"But what the likes of Manchester United and Manchester City can do, they can do that and good luck to them".

Asked if full-back was an area he was happy with or looking to strengthen, Mourinho said: "You know 25 per cent means one of four".

"At Manchester United, we play to win and that's the mentality when I get on the pitch".

"We got a central midfielder, we got a striker".

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United are, however, aware of the need to push themselves back into Premier League contention, with Pogba setting the lofty target of challenging on all fronts in 2017-18.

Former Chelsea Star: Why Mourinho Will Win The EPL With Man Utd