Manchester United FC look to restore dominance at Old Trafford

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 13, 2017

Players like Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial must step up if that is to happen, and United's home form must improve. Of course, Ibrahimovic has been replaced as the main striker at Old Trafford by Romelu Lukaku but when like on Tuesday night when the Belgian striker is not firing in front of goal who is there on the bench as an alternative centre forward?

"I'm happy with the club's efforts".

While the League Cup is little regarded, the Europa League provided a ticket into the Champions League - and probably the signature of Lukaku.

Jose Mourinho has insisted that there are seven teams who could title for the Premier League title this season, all on a level footing with European competition to contend with.

If the France full back lines up alongside new goalkeeper Ederson, right back recruit Kyle Walker, John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi, the club will have a back-five worth almost 200 million pounds ($260 million).

"We got a central defender that can play in many other positions, which is important", he added.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on the possibility of a new deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic: "What he did past year was not enough for him". We got a central midfielder, a striker, obviously the 25 per cent would be for a player from the sides, but we have players.

"What would it mean for me to be the Premier League champion?". Naturally, a few names spring to mind, but the only thing we can guarantee at this stage is that whoever this player is, their boss is not going to be happy.

This will be the first competitive meeting between these two clubs since a League Cup tie back in September 2008. Defenders Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and winger Ashley Young are out with long-term injuries.

I think we are ready'.

City manager Pep Guardiola's decision to spend more than £200 million on five players may be the most astonishing piece of business, but money has been lavished everywhere: Everton and promoted Huddersfield Town both brought in nine new players and most clubs either broke their own transfer records or spent much of the summer trying to do so.

The buzz may have gone but the biggest question before the coming season remains whether two of the highest-profile managers in the world can deliver on all the hype surrounding them.

Manchester City have spent big this summer to sure up the full-back spots, bringing in Kyle Walker from Tottenham (£50m) and Benjamin Mendy from Monaco (£50m), as well as Danilo from Real Madrid (£26.5m). This season it will not hard to motivate versus Real Madrid, Barcelona, top English teams, Bayern Munich, Juventus.

The Hammers' last win over United was a 3-2 Premier League victory in May 2016, which was also the final game at Upton Park.

After sealing a return to the Premier League with Liverpool, Mohamed Salah is hoping to become the latest player to prove Chelsea wrong.

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