Nemanja Matic: Premier League the 'main target' for Manchester United

Nemanja Matic: Premier League the 'main target' for Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is confident that his team will fight to win the English Premier League title this season.

The 35-year-old, who scored 28 goals for United last season, has been at the club during his rehabilitation and Mourinho said the Swede could feature in the second half of the season.

The Premier League's official website also has an opinion piece of the starting XI question with them talking about the Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus partnership.

"He's not ready to play tomorrow so it's not urgent, not desperate to have it done or not done".

"It was very clear by showing what he did previous year was not enough for him", he said.

"In my initial analysis from January and through the months I was thinking of four players but I'm not a hard person to work with in spite of if you make it look different", said Mourinho, ahead of United's Premier League opener against West Ham on Sunday.

"I dream of winning more titles with Chelsea, win a Champions League and Fifa Club World Cup with Chelsea and be one of the best players in the world, as well as win titles with Brazil and a World Cup".

West Ham have also been active in the transfer market after flirting with the relegation zone last season and could feature Mexico worldwide and ex-United striker Javier Hernandez in attack on Sunday.

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He said: "Last season we were favourites too and finished 15 points behind and, from my experience as a manager, always in the beginning of the season, the new teams are the toughest ones". I think last season there was a movement away from how the team played under Louis van Gaal's side and I think it will become more of a Mourinho side. "We hope it is a good year for him and the team". Our levels of confidence and knowledge are higher so I am happy to start the season.

Mourinho has indicated that he wants a fourth signing before the transfer window shuts on August 31, as he needs a winger to bolster his squad.

However, the United boss insists it is not just down to the Belgian to pick up the slack this term, telling a news conference on Friday: "What I had in other clubs was more players scoring goals".

"I really like his method of training, his motivation and his passion".

"I saw last season how tough the league is - it doesn't matter who the top teams are".

March believes that the high transfer fees are a reflection of the quality in the league but says Brighton are not intimidated by bigger teams or anxious by the general consensus that they will be relegated after just one season.

"In the end he made a decision to stay and it was one of the great days of the recent weeks for me".

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