The English Premier League opening week

Slater: Manchester duo poised to challenge Chelsea for title

The Premier League season is finally underway, and Manchester United will be hoping to get their campaign off to a strong start with an emphatic win over West Ham United in front of the home faithful at Old Trafford.

He has trained with the club during his rehabilitation, though, and Mourinho has made clear he still believes the forward can do a job for him.

"It is not because I have always done it (won the league title in his second season) that I am going to do it again", Mourinho said.

United will compete across four competitions this season including the Champions League and Mourinho can not wait for the season to get started.

Mourinho has seemed adamant at improving the squad's league position this time around and it appears like the message has been well received by his players.

The Belgian striker, who bagged 25 goals a year ago with the Toffees, notched three times in pre-season and he got his name to the scoreline in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup loss to real Madrid (2-1). "What we had was midfielders and wingers scoring, and even central defenders scoring goals from set pieces", Mourinho said.

A wide man has always been of interest, but Mourinho claims he is also looking for a left-back, even though he admires Luke Shaw's attitude in coming back from another injury and the England defender will be given a chance to re-establish himself.

Arsenal edge past Leicester in Premier League season opener
Hector Bellerin pulled the ball back to Mohamed Elneny to got a first time cross in for Lacazette to head Arsenal in front. After being knocked down, Leicester got right back up with a second Vardy goal to take the 3-2 lead.

The United boss says he is happy with his options if his squad remains as it is.

Jose Mourinho will open his Premier League title quest today with the clash against West Ham United. I was thinking, three transfer windows, I need that.

"I did take Watford out of my picks because I think Andre Gray is a good signing for them and could make the difference".

I understand by doing 75 percent of what I asked, the club did very well. I do think it will be a decent game but expect the hosts to edge it. "If the remaining 25 percent don't arrive I will not moan, just go with everything I have to try to win every match we play".

The three sides that came up from the Championship are amongst them, obviously, though with Rafa Benitez at the helm, Newcastle should have a much more comfortable time of it than the other two, so long as the Spaniard doesn't fall out with Mike Ashley.

"I just see Brighton as a nice place to go for away teams".

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