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"The Premier League is what you all know", he told a news conference ahead of United's opening match against West Ham on Sunday.

"I don't think we're going to see that replicated (in England)", said Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore. I am happy with the effort the club did and that the club managed to do 75 percent of the work before the Premier League starts and until August 31.

"I just think that he was very clear by showing that what he did previous year was not enough for him".

'Twenty-five per cent means one of four.

"We have had a better pre-season than a year ago and we have the confidence levels of a team that has won a European competition and returned to the Champions League".

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United are in talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic about signing for the second part of the season. A short-term deal for Ibrahimovic in January, regardless of wages and any bonuses is a no risk situation for the club and could well prove to be the most important deal they could do this season.

Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo are all long-term absentees, with the latter recovering from a knee injury.

"[His punishment?] Unfortunately, it happened this situation, because we all know it is a pity".

A battering-ram striker in the finest Mourinho traditions, Lukaku's task is to sharpen an attack that mustered only 54 league goals last season.

'We are back in the Champions League so the motivation and confidence levels are higher, and the knowledge between ourselves is higher.

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). I'm looking forward to try to show that happiness and confidence on the pitch.

"So I don't think I am in a position of crying, of moaning, of protesting".

I don't say the league because I have been in this league a long time.

Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku have both excelled in the Premier League after being let go by Chelsea.

The addition of Matic shouldn't dampen his chances-they are two different players and will be asked to do different things.

Everton's Merseyside rivals Liverpool have a tricky start to the campaign at Watford, who are under new manager Marco Silva after the Portuguese joined the London club having failed to keep Hull City in the top flight last season.

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.

Manchester City finished third among 20 EPL teams a year ago and last won the title in the 2013-14 campaign.

Mourinho does not necessarily buy into the idea that more goals are needed, just a fairer spread to help them win more matches. Every opponent gives you a hard time'.

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