'I'm on fire' - Man United boss Mourinho ready for Champions League challenge

Solenn Plantier
Août 13, 2017

This year, they will have to ensure that they bring back an aura of invincibility to Old Trafford and do not drop points, especially at home.

The United manager had outlined four positions he wanted to strengthen in to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the start of the transfer window, but only Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic have arrived at Old Trafford. In terms of the squad, this is my second transfer window. I'm not in a position to say I'm not happy. I just think the competition can be better than ever'.

"And last season that didn't happen much - we were focused on the goals that our striker was scoring and when he was not scoring, the team was a little bit in trouble to win matches".

'We are much better organised at every level.

"We have a good squad - a good squad also in numbers". He's not a young guy who comes from another country.

Newcastle will feature in the Premier League this season after winning automatic promotion from the Championship at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

His first season at United was a year of building - and now he is ready to get to the top again.

"I'm happy that the club managed to do 75 per cent of the work before the Premier League starts". I want, I want!

'I'm on fire, ' he smiled when asked to describe his mood.

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

However, the signing of former Chelsea midfielder Matic has particularly pleased Mourinho. And while he made no secret of his desire to see one more player come in, the 54-year-old is adamant it will not make or break United's season. I want to play West Ham - a hard match - then go to Swansea for another hard match.

"It's not just for his qualities but my relationship with him".

Fuelled by a historically lavish spending spree, the Premier League returns yesterday when Arsenal host Leicester in the opening game of the hotly-anticipated new season. He's a player who gives me what I like, which is consistency.

"He thinks he can do more at football's highest level so we are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season".

JOSE MOURINHO, Manchester United manager, expressing his satisfaction with his new recruits. That is normal but not enough, ' he stresses.

"I think every one of us is equipped to win the title". 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. Arsenal the same, they didn't sell the top players like Ozil, Alexis, that some expected.

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