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

Uefa Supercup: Mourinho pleased with team despite defeat

Uefa Supercup: Mourinho pleased with team despite defeat

Since the end of last season, transfer records have been shattered across the country as over one billion pounds has changed hands in a frenzy that could well set a new high for a single window. Twelve months with a new team and Mourinho has consistently proven himself to be the master at figuring out where weaknesses lie and how to turn it into a winning machine.

The Brazilian international's creativity and goal output would have made him the ideal signing for United, following their much-publicised pursuit of a wide player, but his decision to stay at Chelsea may prove pivotal in their quest of retaining the Premier League.

He has been given the funds to inject quality into his team, to address the problems David Moyes and Louis van Gaal failed to correct.

Last season, the Premier League saw each of its top five sides scored 77 goals or more.

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But David Luiz then gave the Blues further hope, rifling a volley past Heaton after racing on to a Morata flick-on. A second yellow card for Cesc Fabregas in the 81st minute of the game led to his being sent off.

Unsurprisingly it takes Manchester United and Manchester City stars Paul Pogba and Sergio Aguero less than one complete match to buy the average property in Manchester.

In contrast, Arsenal fans in North London typically earn the most of all Premier League fans at £663 per week.

He admits it will be a odd experience to line up at his old stomping ground in the colours of a different team, but says he will not allow sentiment to cloud his focus. And he has already matched that amount this summer.

The French midfielder will be looking to link up with Lukaku, his close friend.

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Arsenal and Leicester City face off in their Premier League opening clash at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night. Mohammend Elneny placed a superb cross to Lacazette who flicked the ball ointo the back of Leicester City's net.

José Mourinho believes Manchester United can win the title, despite starting the season at a similar level to last summer - with the arrivals of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof offset by injuries to Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young. Frustrated by City's failings in his trophyless first season in England, Guardiola has overhauled his squad with defenders Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo, plus goalkeeper Ederson and playmaker Bernardo Silva. The general feeling is that the two Manchester clubs will compete for the top prize, but I remain cautious at this prognosis.

Centre-backs Eric Bailly and Phil Jones return to the Manchester United squad for West Ham's visit to Old Trafford on Sunday, after being suspended for Tuesday's Super Cup defeat by Real.

This year's EPL will be the 26th season of the Premier League, which is scheduled to kick off on 11 August 2017 and finish on 13 May 2018.

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Ujah said: "I am proud of these guys and those behind the scenes". "To be holding us so long was atrocious". "We really wanted to send him off in style, send him off with a gold medal".

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