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Mourinho has spent £147 million to bring Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Lindelof to Old Trafford.

Mourinho has guided clubs FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea again, to league titles in his second full season.

All eyes will be on Lukaku today as United's £75million man makes his debut against the Hammers today.

Newcastle will feature in the Premier League this season after winning automatic promotion from the Championship at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

"I am happy that the club managed to do 75 per cent of the work before the Premier League starts and, if until Aug 31 the remaining 25 per cent don't arrive, I will not moan".

It was just 84 days ago that the battle was won and lost as Chelsea claimed a fifth title and even the players are chomping at the bit as they anxiously count the minutes to kick-off of yet another riveting season.

"I just think naturally that a manger in the second season knows the players better, knows the club better". "But there are not many around and I do not like to go after players where it is an impossible mission".

And his confidence comes from the major shake-up at Old Trafford in his year in charge.

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I do think Alexandre Lacazette will be clinical but I can't guarantee he'll score in the big games, so I'd back him each-way. So Jose Mourihno has strengthened in the areas he's needed to and they look stronger and will challenge for the title.

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Not only that, but Crespo was talking about how he sees Mourinho, and the different personas the manager has in front of the media and in front of the players, and says that he loved working with Mourinho for three reasons.

In goal, David de Gea remains a steadfast presence and the Spaniard is one of the best keepers in the Premier League.

Home form let down United last season with their 10 home draws - the highest in the league.

Arsene Wenger brokered a fragile truce with Arsenal's dissenting fans by winning the FA Cup last season, but the Gunners boss has no margin for error after going 13 years without Premier League glory.

After coming third and second in the last two seasons, expecting Tottenham to win the league with kane firing them to victory shouldn't be a tough ask, should it? But we're in a position to do better quality work than we did in the first season.

Bournemouth conceded 67 goals last season, but the arrivals of Ake and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Stamford Bridge should improve their solidity as Howe looks to build on last season's impressive ninth-place finish.

"Victor can play right-back and can play centre midfield, we got a centre midfielder and we got an attacking player", he said.

"If we have to score more then we will score more because that's part of the respect of the Premier League".