Mourinho goes into his second season at Old Trafford needing significant improvement in the Premier League after United finished sixth in May. Matic won the Premier League twice in last three seasons and will be a valuable part of Mourinho's plans. Today will give us an early indication whether they will be more clinical this season. I want the Champions League to start. I feel the club is much better so we go for it this season.
The Red Devils are ready to attack the title after a pretty shaky last term of Premier League. "It just means we played well and confidence levels will be high and now our challenge is to keep this confidence level".
"It is not because I have always done it [won the league title in his second season] that I am going to do it again", Mourinho said.
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Bautista Agut fought back from a set down and out-lasted Frenchman Gael Monfils 4-6 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (7/2) in just under three hours. Federer's defeat of Bautista Agut was his seventh in a row without a defeat - or loss of a set - in the series with the Spaniard.
"The only question we have to ask about Lukaku is whether he can cope with the big move, the expectations now on him as the lead striker at a massive club like Manchester United". The Portuguese thus did enough and he remains very popular among players, most staff and fans, but expectations are greater for this season.
The home team almost snatched all three points moments earlier when Jonjoe Kenny, the captain, struck the woodwork.
The Mexico global also scored the final United goal of the Ferguson era in the 5-5 draw with West Brom, something he's extremely proud of.
The box-to-box midfielder struggled during Manchester United's 2-1 loss to Champions League holders Real Madrid in the Uefa Super Cup on Tuesday night. He likes the team and the team likes him. Losing star man Dimitri Payet midway through the season and in the way they did, certainly dampened the mood further for a while and a distinct lack of goals (only 47 in the league) saw them stumble to an 11th place finish.
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I'm sure Chris will know the key for any newly-promoted team is how you do at home. "So that's the target Lacazette should set". While Alexandre Lacazette has come in to lead the line, he should add the killer instinct Arsenal fans have been calling for.
For this he will be heavily dependent on new signing Lukaku - who is an exceptional striker and scored 25 goals for Everton last time around.
"A word that I like is confidence, they played with confidence and played football".
The Belgian struck in the 33rd and 52nd minutes, first getting on the end of a ideal through ball from Marcus Rashford and then heading a second goal from a drifted Henrikh Mkhitaryan free kick after the break.
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Aside from geopolitical concerns, gold-focused investors are awaiting USA inflation data set to be released on Friday (August 8). The market was waiting f or US consumer inflation data on Friday that would offer more clues about future Fed decisions.
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