Mourinho demands more goals from supporting acts

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West Ham will go in search of their first win at Old Trafford since May 2007, when a Carlos Tevez strike gave Alan Curbishley's side victory and preserved their Premier League status. "And, in some ways, I'm glad it's not the Premier League holding that particular record". It showed in a contest that suggested while United may challenge for the Premier League with this crop, there is next to no chance of them winning Europe's biggest prize for a fourth time.

Last season, there were plenty of games which we should have comfortably won but drew due to bad finishing and spectacular goalkeeping from the opposition.

Pogba had a great season a year ago and his lack of goals and assists shouldn't distract people from his overall play; I expect him to easily double his goal-and-assist tally.

Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are all looking to bridge the gap this year in what looks like an open title race. The Blues will put behind their defeat on penalty shootout in the Community Shield last weekend by Arsenal. "West Ham can win at Manchester United, but I'd be happy if they came home with a point". No more would City judge themselves against domestic rivals; instead they would measure their success against Barcelona, Bayern and Real Madrid and not only was Guardiola going to take them there, but he would do it in style.

The big story of Thursday's papers is an "explosive" interview of a Premier League "top-six star" by The Sun, the identity of who was not known at the time of writing.

But during a press conference on Friday ahead of their season's opener, Guardiola said: "Last season we were favourites too and we finished 15 points behind". Arsenal and Everton are in the Europa League, so they have to play on Thursdays.

"He did well as Chelsea won the league past year, but he didn't go back to the level of 2014/15 and Cesc Fabregas was playing a lot more in the second half of last season".

The Premier League is so special because it is hard to find any other league in the world where you will find a team, which is fighting a gruesome relegation battle on one hand and troubling the top teams on the other, consistently.

Romelu Lukaku will score goals for fun, Nemanja Matic is an archetypal Mourinho signing who will add yet more bulk and Victor Lindelof is a talented young centre-back.

"For me, the medal would go to some place in my house and for that kid it is the moon". "We needed to do that because four or five players were out of contract".

However he has also proven to be a combustible presence and has only once begun a fourth season at a club, lasting little over a month into that campaign during his first spell at Chelsea.

"I will do my best like I did last season".