Published: Mon, August 14, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

EPL 2017-18, GW1: Manchester United vs West Ham United

EPL 2017-18, GW1: Manchester United vs West Ham United

Also getting the nod from Mourinho, surprisingly, is Phil Jones over Chris Smalling as Eric bailly's opening day partner.

"We finished the [last] season winning the Europa League and qualifying for Champions League", he told a news conference.

"We are much better organized at every level - the medical department is better, the structure that organizes the logistics is much better". The fans have reasons to be optimistic.

"For me, years and years of experience and experience in the Premier League, my feet are on the ground and I am calm".

Mourinho's optimism is based on three beliefs; he feels he has a more settled squad than when he arrived, that they have had a better pre-season than 12 months ago and that their rivals at the top of the division will have greater distractions in European competition this time. "It is just the start, we need to keep working to the manager's plan".

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Once sold by Mourinho when the pair were at Chelsea together, Lukaku could be the catalyst for a first serious title challenge from United since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.

"It certainly looks more like a Jose Mourinho team".

Manchester United could go ahead with the 4-3-3 formation this season.

"The only thing I know is that I brought him to Stamford Bridge because I thought he was a player with special qualities and since I left I always thought he could be a flawless player for us".

"We are very low at the moment". We have him and we are very happy.

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"But if we cannot strengthen the team in this area, we have players we can trust".

Morden, who travelled from Denmark to watch the Reds for the third time, was pleased with United's hunger for goals. "I want to play West Ham on Sunday, a hard match. [In the] next game we will start with more confidence". He likes the team and the team likes him. "When you play Manchester United you have to beat them in that department, but they were better in the "dirty work" situations than us".

"We were focused on the striker scoring goals, and when it didn't happen we were in trouble".

"It's nice for [Alvaro] Morata to score, nice for Wayne Rooney to score and Lukaku and [Alexandre] Lacazette, it's always nice for that confidence". "And I'm happy with these kind of stability players". But he knows today was good.

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