Mourinho predicts seven-way fight for Premier League title

Mourinho predicts seven-way fight for Premier League title

Mourinho predicts seven-way fight for Premier League title

Michael Carrick believes "things are on the up" at Manchester United ahead of the club's opening game of the season against West Ham.

The 35-year-old was the only United player to get into double figures in the league.

Mourinho stressed at the end of the 2016-17 season he was keen to bring in four new faces this summer with the club acting quickly to sign Victor Lindelof in June. One of their 15 draws came last season but was at Turf Moor, which also witnessed 10 of their 11 league wins for the season. We bought three and the market is so demanding not just for Manchester City.

There has been much debate over whether Sergio Aguero is Pep Guardiola's man up front but he still managed 20 goals in 31 Premier League starts previous year and looks the number one option going into the new season. I was confident last season too. But, in the end, the number of matches will be the same for everybody.

"We did it earlier and we are lucky because it would be more expensive now", said the Catalan.

The Portuguese coach concedes his squad is "similar" to the one he took charge of last season.

City is much more equipped to launch a sustained title challenge, with Guardiola close to having his ideal squad.

Even so, Conte has done his best to get billionaire Blues owner Roman Abramovich to throw his financial muscle behind Chelsea's title defence.

Before the ball is kicked for the first time this season, this author chose to make some predictions about the 2017-18 season. I don't say the league because I have been in this league a long time. Chelsea, without European football, were able to run away with the title, as Leicester managed to do the season before. Ederson was signed from Benfica for £35million to become a long-term solution to the problem position but is only 23-years-old and his temperament will be severely tested under the Premier League's spotlight. Last season two were not.

"My family and I were fortunate enough to travel across seven states, driving over 2,000 miles, following Manchester City on tour (in America) this summer and we had the most fantastic time". The only clues provided on Wednesday night was the silhouette of the mystery man and some choice quotes from the piece revealing that the player would be prepared to leave the club, feels the club needs to buy more "world-class players" and, perhaps unsurprisingly, he'd like to win some trophies. "There is no advantage for anyone".

Mexico forward Hernández scored 59 goals in 158 appearances during a five-year stint at Manchester United between 2010 and 2015 before leaving for German side Bayer Leverkusen.

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