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Mourinho eyes second season glory with United

14 August, 2017, 01:48 | Author: Greg Wolfe
  • Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gives his instructions during the UEFA Super Cup football match against Real Madrid

While the Red Devils did win the Europa League and EFL Cup last season, they ultimately achieved a disappointing 6th place finish in Mourinho's debut season, 24 points adrift of champions Chelsea.

"In my initial analysis, coming from January and progressing through the months, I was thinking about four players", Mourinho said.

"We have a central midfielder and a striker, so obviously another player would be one coming from the sides, but we have players and if we can not strengthen then we have people we trust".

And now it appears there is a way back at United, with Mourinho's comments suggesting he will be given the chance to return to the club.

"In the last two or three seasons they've been defensively okay but not scoring enough goals has hurt United and I think there are goals in the side now".

"What would it mean for me to be the Premier League champion?"

Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic have been brought into help in to boost their title challenge, with the United boss looking to continue his remarkable record of winning the league in his second campaign in all five spells in charge of a major club. "Old Trafford is waiting for us and I think Old Trafford has a reason to be behind us", he said. I'm not in a position of crying, of moaning, protesting.

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

Mourinho has been boosted by David de Gea staying and feels United's rivals will be more tied up with European commitments this season.

"But the football club is one thing and the team's credentials going into a a competition are another thing entirely".

However, Mourinho has lost a number of key players to long-term injury, including defenders Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw, and wing-back Ashley Young.

This is, after all, what the majority thought this time a year ago. The general feeling is that the two Manchester clubs will compete for the top prize, but I remain cautious at this prognosis.

With the London Stadium now being used for the IAAF World Championships, West Ham's trip to Old Trafford will be the first of four away games to open the new domestic campaign.

"And the Premier League is what you all know, I would say seven teams to fight for the title and 20 teams to fight every week for every match, different than any of the other leagues". The top seven, we are all in Europe.

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