Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United's transfer activity is sufficient


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Things are looking up for Liverpool FC.

Manchester United kick off the new Premier League season when they entertain West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. We'll improve the team and try to be at that level, to constantly be improving.

Asked if Manchester United was his team now, he didn't hesitate to agree.

The Serbian joined from Chelsea in a deal worth £40million and Matic signed a three-year contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2020. It is at the club where he became record all-time goalscorer for Manchester United and England.

"I have conditions to deliver a better team than I did in the first season". If he scores, how will he celebrate?

"We had three players as you know, one defender, one midfielder and one attacking player but for this beginning of the season we lost important players too, we lost [Marcos] Rojo, [Ashley] Young, [Luke] Shaw, Zlatan, we lost players for injuries so I think between the players we lost and we got we are in a similar situation", he said.

The diminutive 17-year-old midfielder impressed coach Pep Guardiola with his passing and technical qualities during City's tour to the United States in July and is set to be part of the senior squad for the coming season.

Mourinho, though, is expecting a breakthrough season from one of last summer's signings, Paul Pogba, and says a return to the Champions League, and Neymar's world record €222 million move to PSG, will help.

It is the first time in the Premier League for both Brighton and Huddersfield. But a F.A. Community Shield win over Leicester City was the start to a trophy-filled season.

Mourinho has won the domestic league title at the end of his second year in each of his five major management jobs.

The Red Devils rallied for two deep runs, winning the EFL Cup 3-2 over Southampton, and dominating Ajax in May 2-0 to hoist the UEFA Europa League title. Which Mourinho act will the Italian copy? "Hopefully this season we will be right up there challenging". Romelu Lukaku came in from Everton for £75m; Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for £60m while Alexandre Lacazette was signed for a fee in excess of £52m.

However, after failing to reach an agreement with Inter Milan for long-term target Ivan Perisic, the United manager is yet again contemplating the Welsh international's arrival to Manchester.

Anthony Martial was United's standout player during pre-season and he was completely overlooked against Madrid in the Super Cup.

Manchester City remain the strong favorites for the Premier League title and can generally be backed at 7-4 while Tottenham are at 10-1, Arsenal at 11-1 and Liverpool at 12-1 make up the remainder of the top six serious contenders, with Everton available as 80-1 outsiders.

Now, sit back and relax, grab the popcorn and watch as the new season gets underway this Saturday.

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