Mourinho’s magical second season: Since 2002 when he intruded on our consciousness, Jose Mourinho has coached four major clubs before his current job at Manchester United and, in each of these four clubs – FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid – he’s NEVER failed to win the league title in his second full season.
Ibrahimovic – who had won league titles with every club he had played for before joining United on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain a year ago – has made clear that he was disappointed to finish sixth with Mourinho’s team last season.
Huddersfield Town – Aaron Mooy has been one of its big signings and he was terrific last season, but it’s going to be a tough one in the Premier League for it. Make no mistake, for teams like Huddersfield success is staying up. Nine of 10 writers picked Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea to win, and eight picked Manchester City, though Jasper thinks Brighton could spring a shock in their first Premier League match.
“In the last two or three seasons they’ve been defensively okay but not scoring enough goals has hurt United and I think there are goals in the side now”.
Toure said: “Yes because the mentality of the manager is playing good and winning – not just winning”.
“He’s injured, he needs time to recover”.
“We have a football club much better equipped, much better organised in the areas which support the first-team squad”.
Fans got their first glimpse of how one of the contenders will fare when Arsenal, fresh from their Community Shield victory over Chelsea, faced Leicester in the season opener at the Emirates Stadium last night. It’s not just for his qualities but my relation with him and the way I know him’.
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Mourinho has added Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof to his squad this summer as he puts together a group of players capable of challenging in the Premier League and Champions League next season.
While Mourinho has welcomed the new signings, he argues that of greater significance is the fact his team will not have their domestic fixture list disrupted by the Europa League this season.
Newcastle United will play in the Premier League this season after winning promotion from the Championship at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. I’m not in a position to say I’m not happy.
“Overall I believe that it’s down to us”.
“This time, we are all in the same basket”. My hard work to motivate people to play in the Europa League with ambition and responsibility was hard. “Of course, for the next three, four years, Manchester City is going to buy one, two players (each window)”.