Mourinho eyes second season glory with Manchester United

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

However, the club did win the Europa League and the League Cup, giving the manager a platform of success on which to build.

"We have more experience of working together than we had last season".

"What would it mean for me to be the Premier League champion?"

"In my initial analysis, coming from January and through the other months, I was thinking about four players".

"I trust he is going to perform, so I think he is a fantastic signing".

Ibrahimovic -- who had won league titles with every club he had played for before joining United on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain a year ago - has made clear that he was disappointed to finish sixth with Mourinho's team last season.

"He's injured, he needs time to recover".

"So we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of him to stay with us for the second part of the season".

"I have conditions to deliver a better team than I did in the first season".

'I'm not going to lie, this is a big week.

"The Premier League is what you all know", he told a news conference ahead of United's opening match against West Ham on Sunday.

Manchester United's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic (C) celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group A football match between Manchester United and Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north-west England, on September 29, 2016.

Those reasons for excitement include the arrival of striker Romelu Lukaku for £75 million (S$132 million) from Everton, Chelsea's Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic (£40 million) and Sweden defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica (£30 million).

However, Mourinho has lost a number of key players to long-term injury, including defenders Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw, and wing-back Ashley Young.

"It is hard to say what our chances in the league are but we are setting out to be on top", said Carrick.

"We have had a better pre-season than past year and we have the confidence levels of a team that has won a European competition and returned to the Champions League. I think we are ready". "That's my aim and at the end of the season we will see the results". "Last season, two of them were not in Europe", Mourinho said. It is going to be the same for everybody.

Man Utd 2-1 West Ham: The Hammers have a surprisingly good recent record against United as they've lost just one of their last five league games but they haven't won at Old Trafford since 2007.

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