Jose Mourinho Ready For Second-Year Success

Danny Woods
August 14, 2017

Lukaku called his club debut for the Red Devils a '"dream come true", while manager Jose Mourinho felt it was the flawless way to get his new star striker confident for the season ahead.

Gary Neville was in tip top punditry form after Man Utd's 4-0 victory over West Ham at Old Trafford but it was not because his former side destroyed the Hammers.

Sky Sports report the Man United boss said: "I want to play West Ham a hard match, then go to Swansea for another hard match".

"I've had players coming from different leagues to the Premier League and normally it's not easy".

"He wants more football at the highest level so we are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season". In the recent interview, he said "I praise my old club Manchester United, and I appreciate their fans, coaches, and every player".

The Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham will be broadcast live online and on NBCSN.

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A natural goalscorer is exactly what the Hammers were crying for in the transfer window, and with Hernandez and his ability to be at the right place at the right time, West Ham could look to build around a forward with Premier League experience and goal-scoring acumen.

Mourinho's optimism is based on three beliefs; he feels he has a more settled squad than when he arrived, that they have had a better pre-season than 12 months ago and that their rivals at the top of the division will have greater distractions in European competition this time.

He added: "It depends on what is happening or what was happening behind doors and we don't know".

However, Mourinho has lost a number of key players to long-term injury, including defenders Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw, and wing-back Ashley Young.

Mourinho does not want his other attacking players to be as reliant on the Belgian as they were on Ibrahimovic last season - an obvious deficiency as not one player scored more than six goals apart from the Swede. To be in that stadium again, to play and to try to win with my new team is what is in my mind. I am not going to say the performance was flawless because it was not.

"I don't think I am in a position to be moaning and crying". Mourinho has to win the league here, ' Neville said on Sky Sports, prior to Newcastle's clash with Tottenham. His side will not get free pass against fellow Top 6 clubs, neither will weaker sides be ready to open themselves up and leave the space for Red Devils to exploit.

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