'It Would Be A Pleasure' To Work With Mourinho Again, Says Willian

Manchester City favourites to win Premier League this season

Ibrahimovic was let go at the end of his one-year contract, but the veteran Swede is undergoing rehabilitation at United ahead of his expected return to fitness around Christmas.

Crucially says Miguel Delaney of The Independent, United know what it is to win trophies and Mourinho "will hope it gives them a new assertiveness, because that is what an occasionally meek team arguably lacked above anything last season".

"Zlatan is injured and needs time to recover", Mourinho said on Friday.

Following the Red Devils" 2-1 loss at the hands of Los Blancos in the Uefa Super Cup meeting earlier in the week, the "special one' all-but ruled out a move for the latter and has hinted that he's ready to place full faith in his existing players. It's not something that's urgent, it's not desperate to have it done or not.

Pogba had a great season past year and his lack of goals and assists shouldn't distract people from his overall play; I expect him to easily double his goal-and-assist tally. He thinks he can do more.

Mourinho admits it was a challenge to keep his players fired up to compete for Europe's secondary competition but he does not expect any problems this year.

In an off-season that has seen more than 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) invested in players, Manchester rivals City and United have accounted for more than a third of that spending.

Lukaku isn't the only player being reunited Mourinho, who also convinced former club Chelsea to sell Nemanja Matic to United.

"It's very hard when you see the spending of some clubs in the summer, Manchester United of course and Chelsea who will be right up there". I'm 24 now but when you are on the pitch there is no age.

I understand by doing 75 percent of what I asked, the club did very well.

"I don't think I'm in a position of crying, moaning, protesting".

'It's the start of the Premier League and it's very important for us.

"To start my new chapter in this second part of my English life and in the Premier League, it's going to be something happy", Hernandez told British media.

"So between the players we lost and the players we got, I think we are in a similar situation". This could either mean he is still after Perisic, or that he has now set his focus on Danny Rose, as recent reports have suggested.

Mourinho has spoken of his desire to change that and spend up over a decade at Old Trafford. But we're in a position to do better quality work than we did in the first season.

Mourinho's starting line up could read: the ever reliable David De Gea in goal; Antonio Valencia offering strength and pace down the right -who Mourinho has recently rated claiming "there is no better right-back in football", - Eric Bailly and Lindelof playing as a solid pair in the centre and the technical Daley Blind at left-back.

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