Manchester United 2017/18 Season Preview: Will they reclaim the English throne?


I saw him on the TV last season, but it will depend on how he and the other players adjust to the Premier League.

Mourinho, who has been staying at the Lowry Hotel since taking over from Louis van Gaal, only recently returned to the UK following United's Super Cup defeat by Real Madrid earlier this week.

City still appears too dependent on Vincent Kompany, its injury-prone center back and captain, while a new holding midfielder to replace 34-year-old Yaya Toure will probably be Guardiola's priority next summer. After solving the Joe Hart problem by signing Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson from Benfica, Manchester City look to be in fine position to score a lot of goals and make a legitimate run for the 2017-18 title.

United suffered with a lengthy injury list throughout last season but Mourinho was pleased to announce that his squad is in excellent shape heading in to the new campaign.

Premier League season will kick off on a Friday night for the first time ever. Champions Chelsea could give a debut to Spain striker Alvaro Morata at home to Burnley, while last season's runners-up Tottenham Hotspur, who have yet to sign any players in the transfer window, visit promoted Newcastle United on Sunday.

"He knows what he's doing and I'm sure he's building a great team for what he hopes to achieve there".

Last week Chelsea dismissed as "nonsense" claims by a lawyer said to be representing Costa that Conte was forcing out last season's top scorer. "I'd say seven teams to fight for the title and 20 teams to fight for the victory every weekend, every match". He has said there is no time to waste in his comeback, and you'd probably wager that he's actually more effective with one leg than Wayne Rooney is with two.

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"I don't think we're going to see that replicated (in England)", said Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore.

Manchester United begin their bid to be genuine Premier League title contenders on Sunday when they face West Ham United knowing that an improvement in home form is vital.

City is most pundits' favorites to win the league title, after finishing 15 points behind champion Chelsea last season.

NEW VIDEO TECHNOLOGYFrom now on, video technology will be placed in the technical areas to help club doctors and physiotherapists watch incidents instantly, with the goal of further protecting players from the risks of concussion.

"It's my old club with my old fans and my old stadium, so probably I can not celebrate", he said.

"We were focused on the goals that our striker was scoring". Our fans really get behind us and they're going to step it up even more because they know we need them even more.