Mourinho confirms talks over Zlatan return

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Août 13, 2017

United secured their passage back into the top table of European football after their success in the Europa League - with some claiming their entry is something of a backdoor qualification after they could only finish sixth in the Premier League.

Mourinho has sought to strengthen his squad over the summer, bringing in Nemanja Matic, Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku for a combined fee of more than £145million.

"We have to rest well because we have a very important game on Sunday against West Ham", Matic said. Benfica and Portuguese league is not the challenge the Premier League is week in, week out. He is still young and getting to grips with Mourinho's methods - and the furious nature of the Premier League - takes time, and supporters ought to keep that in mind.

The 2017/2018 season of the English Premier League will kick off this weekend with first game scheduled to hold at the Emirate Stadium on Friday where Arsenal will lock horns with the 2015/2016 champions, Leicester City.

Kyle Walker, Danilo and Benjamin Mendy have all been recruited to provide much-needed quality in the full-back areas, Ederson will do battle with Claudio Bravo for the number one jersey and Bernardo Silva joins a long list of creative midfielders at the club. You have to deal with one-on-one situations because you commit all your players forward to try and win the game with the opposition defending so deep.

"We had an opportunity to equalise, Marcus (Rashford) had a good chance and didn't score, unluckily for us, but this is football". "Every one of the 22, plus the goalkeepers, that started the pre-season is ready for Premier League match one".

City have spent more than £200million on a squad revamp following last season's underwhelming campaign. Inter Milan manager, Luciano Spaletti has stated that the former Wolfsburg man is not for sale, and is a key member of the team going into next season.

"Last season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was phenomenal for United, there is no doubt about it", Higginbotham told Sky Sports.

He said: "I feel the way people analyse [Pogba] is really unfair". We lost only one league match at home and in the cups never lost (at home), but there were too many draws.

"We gave them a fight but have reasons to leave optimistic and proud".

Now, though, the focus is on West Ham, a side bolstered by summer signings such as Marko Arnautovic, Joe Hart, Javier Hernandez and Pablo Zabaleta. We will be backing them to stay up.

The 54-year-old added: "I think everyone - the top seven - are all in Europe".

"There will be some tough days, particularly away from home, but we must go into the season with confidence and no fear".

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