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Mourinho To Make 2 Changes: Predicted Man Utd XI vs West Ham

13 August, 2017, 04:10 | Author: Alberta Rodriguez
  • Nemanja Matic impressed Jose Mourinho in Manchester United's defeat to Real Madrid

New signings Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic have all started strongly, with the £75m Belgian frontman netting against Zinedine Zidane's side in Skopje last Tuesday.

All eyes will be on Lukaku today as United's £75million man makes his debut against the Hammers today.

Morata has four league titles and two Champions League medals at the age of 24, but the Spain global was not first choice for either Madrid or Juventus.

But a Premier League title challenge is required this time around, with Lukaku providing a powerful presence in attack to replace the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Jose Mourinho admits that Nemanja Matic was the "perfect" type of defensive midfield player he coveted when he walked into the Old Trafford hotseat 15 months ago.

"I feel the club is much better so we go for it this season".

And his confidence comes from the major shake-up at Old Trafford in his year in charge. "I was thinking of four players but I am not a hard person to work with, even if it looks different, or you want to make it look so", he said. It is at the club where he became record all-time goalscorer for Manchester United and England. After a first season of transition, Mourinho must stamp his authority on this team and is under a lot of pressure to deliver the coveted Premier League title.

Toure said: "Yes because the mentality of the manager is playing good and winning - not just winning".

Gayle failed to make a huge impact in the Premier League when he was at Crystal Palace, but the 27-year-old striker was in brilliant form for Newcastle in the Championship last season.

Fuelled by an historically lavish spending spree, the English Premier League returns this weekend in a hotly-anticipated new season.

Now, incumbent Antonio Conte has equaled Mourinho's first season feat at Chelsea by winning the Premier League at the first attempt. But as we prepare for our all-important opener against Manchester United, we need to reflect on last season's opener against Chelsea, more importantly, how prepared we were.

Bournemouth conceded 67 goals last season, but the arrivals of Ake and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Stamford Bridge should improve their solidity as Howe looks to build on last season's impressive ninth-place finish.

"We were focused on the striker getting goals and when it didn't happen we were in trouble".

If Kompany stays fit, City's status as Premier League favourites looks understandable but if he gets injured again, it might not matter how many goals they score at the other end.

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