Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Jose Mourinho hails Manchester United's Nemanja Matic

Jose Mourinho hails Manchester United's Nemanja Matic

"I'm happy with the effort the club did and I'm happy they managed to do 75 percent of the work before the Premier League starts".

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United are in talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic about signing for the second part of the season. A lot of the responsibility will fall on Romelu Lukaku, and the Belgian must have been delighted to see West Ham first up. Losing star man Dimitri Payet midway through the season and in the way they did, certainly dampened the mood further for a while and a distinct lack of goals (only 47 in the league) saw them stumble to an 11th place finish.

While Riyad Mahrez's move to Roma looks to have fallen through, another Italian club has entered the race for the Leicester City forward.

Jose Mourinho hails Manchester United's Nemanja Matic
Jose Mourinho hails Manchester United's Nemanja Matic

Manchester United, after some good signings, are considered to be one of the favourites for the title.

Mourinho's best defender last season - and in pre-season - was forced to sit out of the UEFA Super Cup defeat to Madrid on Tuesday but will be raring to go against West Ham.

UK: TV: Sky Sports Premier League. West Ham are a stronger side than they were last term. They will come up with all the time. Meanwhile, Mourinho praised Lukaku after the match against Real Madrid, and he is likely to start upfront.

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Pushed on whether he thought Giroud could leave before the transfer window closes on August 31, Wenger replied: "No". "No. Even after Danny Welbeck levelled on the stroke of halftime, Vardy restored Leicester's lead after the break.


United are only without long-term absentees Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo for Sunday's season opener against the Hammers, who have conducted some impressive transfer business.

"That isn't an ambition when you've spent the money that's been spent and amassed the players that Mourinho has now amassed".

There was still time for Martial to add an assist, laying the ball to Paul Pogba to smash in a fourth from 20 yards.

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There was no indication from United that the Swede is injured and, after a hard preseason, he may be getting the Mkhitaryan treatment from last season.

Five of West Ham's last six Premier League goals against Manchester United have come from set-pieces (one corner, four free-kicks). However, they are yet to sign a wide player.

It's been a relatively busy summer for Hammers boss Slaven Bilic after signing former United striker Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic, Pablo Zabeleta and Sead Haksabanovic.

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Some believe that Hernandez can fire West Ham up the table this season, starting with a goal against his former club today - but pundit Mark Lawrenson doesn't believe that will happen.

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