Jose Mourinho Is Ready To Keep The 'Second Season' Streak Going

Jose Mourinho Is Ready To Keep The 'Second Season' Streak Going

"With these players I am looking forward to the season with optimism, with enthusiasm, I can't wait for the Champions League to start and the chance to play the top clubs".

West Ham's main summer signing will be a familiar face to the Old Trafford crowd.

"It is hard to say what our chances in the league are but we are setting out to be on top", the midfielder, a five-time Premier League champion with United, said.

United are coming off a tough loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. Reports have even suggested Paris Saint-Germain's Serge Aurier has agreed a deal to join the Premier League giants, but Mourinho is confident new signing Lindelof can fill the role if no one else comes in. Nine career goals in 12 games against West Ham was suddenly 11 in 13.

Now, they have re-enforced, and you get the feeling, that if they come off then this is a team that is going to fly.

The 24-year old has had a prolific individual campaign for Everton and anything less than 25 goals for United in his first season with the club under a manager he knows well enough and with better service around him, should be considered failure.

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Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Jose Mourinho confirmed that he will have to do without the likes of Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young due to injuries.

There was no indication from United that the Swede is injured and, after a hard preseason, he may be getting the Mkhitaryan treatment from last season. Mourinho's team was outclassed by Real Madrid mid-week but there were signs the team were starting to gel together and perhaps one more world-class signing will make them a force to be reckoned with again.

Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is still in the market for another player, and has "twenty five percent" of his transfer business left to complete.

Phil Jones and Eric Bailly are back with the team as they were suspended for the clash in Macedonia and should get to feature at some point.

Manchester United will be determined to start winning games more often at Old Trafford and should get off with a victory on Sunday. The club have brought in a number of high profile players including Chicharito, Marko Arnautovic, Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta.

He said: "To buy lots of good players is important".

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