Jose Mourinho looking for more goalscorers at Manchester United

Lynette Rowe
August 13, 2017

The Hammers finished 11th in the Premier League previous year, as they settled into their first campaign at the London Stadium, recovering well after a very shaky start at the new ground.

"We have a good squad - a good squad also in numbers".

Arsenal also have a new striker to go to war with, in the form of Alexandre Lacazette, but most of their hopes could lie on the future of two longer-serving players.

And yet Mourinho hinted at a formula he thinks could make the difference for United.

Manchester City has finished in the top three of the English Premier League standings five times in the last six seasons, including championships in 2012 and 2014 and runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2015.

United play West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday and Mourinho has all his new signings available but is without last season's top scorer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. "Maybe I made a mistake", said Wenger, who will be without want-away Chile star Alexis Sanchez against Leicester due to injury.

After spending millions in the window, will the likes of Man United and Man City display nearly ideal football, or will they fail to meet their silverware aspirations this season?

He said: "When I joined Man United a year ago, I thought we needed a kind of Matic".

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"In my initial analysis, coming from January and progressing through the months, I was thinking about four players", Mourinho said.

Slaven Bilic's side have strengthened well throughout the summer, bringing in the likes of Marko Arnautovic, and three title winners in the shape of Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta and former United striker Javier Hernandez.

United have been outspent by neighbours Manchester City but Mourinho has warned them it takes more than cash to be a victor. That is normal, but that is not enough.

Whilst the European champions had largely proven themselves too good for United Mourinho professed himself pleased with his side's performance.

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

"Arsenal the same. Great, experienced manager, same team".

With the rest of his players showing the strain in some lacklustre preseason outings - Conte admits that Matic's experience will be missed amid the pressure of defending the title.

"Liverpool are equipped. Chelsea are the champions, lost some players but bought some players".

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