Mourinho eyes second season glory with Manchester United

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Août 13, 2017

Carrick continued, "For large spells of last season, we felt we should have been higher up in the league than we were and performances certainly warranted that for large periods as well". The Swede has since been released but Mourinho splashed £75 million on Romelu Lukaku, who scored 25 Premier League goals for Everton last season. Throughout the entire season, bet365 Sports will be ahead of all the games with their Euro Soccer Bonus and their very popular Bore Draw Money Back offer, each with ways to win, or get ones bet back respectively.

Bookmakers have seen plenty of support for Lukaku in the Premier League top scorer market and he is now as short as 4-1 with many companies, but last year's victor Harry Kane remains the favorite at around the 3-1 mark.

Last season, in the Swedish striker's first and only year so far in English football, Ibrahimovic was United's leading goalscorer by far, scoring 28 goals in 46 games.

But what of his remarkable second-season record and what it might mean for the looming campaign?

United finished an eye-watering 24 points behind Chelsea, despite having suffered defeats on as many occasions as the champions. Progba will be reinforced at midfield with the addition of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea. Man.

The Portuguese coach concedes his squad is "similar" to the one he took charge of last season.

"Compared to the players in the Premier League, and the money that has been spent on them, I think there should be no pressure on Aaron", Wagner said. Since then, the title has eluded the Blues, as the former Shakhtar Donetsk player hopes to win the major honour besides eyeing more trophies.

"We are just in a position to do quality work better than in the first". I think he will be superb at West Ham and will secure his place as number one for next summer's World Cup.

"It is not because I have always done it [won the league title in his second season] that I am going to do it again", Mourinho said.

The Red Devils are looking to improve their squad ahead of a return to the Champions League this season.

In the meantime, manager Antonio Conte says his main priority is to avoid what he has saltily called "the Mourinho season" in reference to the 10th-place finish that followed Chelsea's 2015 title win.

"I just think that he was very clear by showing what he did, past year was not enough for him". Eden Hazard will need to shoulder more responsibility while Conte will hope new signing Tiemoue Bakayoko would replicate his last season's form at Monaco.

"This time, we are all in the same basket". The bulk of the opening weekend's fixtures will be played on Saturday and Sunday, with Chelsea starting at home to Burnley. "There is no advantage for anyone".

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