Mourinho says Manchester United still in the market for a winger
Aug 13 2017 by Marjorie Miles
Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United are equipped to maintain his remarkable second season success rate by winning the Premier League title this term. A hard call to say who'll come out on top before the transfer window closes but, with rumblings of discontent at Stamford Bridge, I'll go for United, who look a little more solid defensively than their neighbours.
Chelsea star Willian has revealed that Manchester United were interested in signing him and the Red Devils even held talks with his agent over the possibility of the winger reuniting with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
"Of course now the full-backs are younger, they have energy in their legs and we are going to use them".
Chelsea - The Blues were a powerhouse last season, especially when Antonio Conte changed to a back three - there was simply no looking back. "I think it is the objective of every one of the top teams and every one of the top team managers", Mourinho said.
Referring to the club's remaining transfer business, Mourinho said: '25% means one of four, and we got a central defender that can play in many other positions, which is important.
In the moment when they were moving the ball more, he was good and in our period of dominance he was what we want him to be: moving the ball simply, giving balance and starting from the back.
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"I just think that naturally, a manager in the second season knows the players and knows the club better".
The two sides met three times last season- twice in the league and once in the League Cup - with United winning two of those games, although this fixture ended in a 1-1 draw.
"But we gave them a good fight". The former Everton forward will have the pressure of solving Manchester United's goalscoring woes this season.
"The West Ham supporters I've spoken to are very happy with the new players. We managed to assimilate very well what he asked us in the training sessions and things worked out".
An early goal for City could really fray the nerves, but if Brighton score first then it could get very interesting. And while he made no secret of his desire to see one more player come in, the 54-year-old is adamant it will not make or break United's season.
Fellow summer signing Lindelof struggled at times in a United defence that was missing several players through injury or suspension against Zinedine Zidane's Champions League winners.