Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

QUIZ: Name every team to have won the Premier League

QUIZ: Name every team to have won the Premier League

"We want to win more trophies and do better in the Premier League and we're obviously happy to be back in the Champions League".

"We were quite good a year ago on corners and I believe with a bit of work, we can get that out of the system". In the last six or seven years Manchester City didn't buy full-backs. Crystal Palace is +50000 to win its first EPL championship after finishing 14th last season. I think, if you read the French papers, Kylian Mbappé is how they will look to finish their transfer market. I don't know how long he will be out - two weeks, maybe one more week.

"In my initial analysis from January and through the months I was thinking of four players but I'm not a hard person to work with in spite of if you make it look different", said Mourinho, ahead of United's Premier League opener against West Ham on Sunday.

Mourinho's optimism is based on three beliefs; he feels he has a more settled squad than when he arrived, that they have had a better pre-season than 12 months ago and that their rivals at the top of the division will have greater distractions in European competition this time.

The United boss admitted he still remains hopeful of signing a wide player, with Mourinho having already conceded it is "game over" for their chances of signing Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.

"You will have so many scientists around the team that [the people] who will bring out the team to play on Saturday will be more management specialists than football specialists. We put ourselves in a commanding position and a few lapses in concentration have cost us", Vardy said after the game. What we had was midfielders, wingers, scoring, central defenders scoring goals at set pieces.

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After that match Mourinho said the midfielder "is a player and a person I like" who "will always have my protection". But beneath the unsmiling eyes shone an optimism about the season which was hard to hide from the questioning media.

Huddersfield Town - Aaron Mooy has been one of its big signings and he was terrific last season, but it's going to be a tough one in the Premier League for it. Make no mistake, for teams like Huddersfield success is staying up.

But he drew encouragement from his side's display.

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"For example, hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we spent this season".

In the new millennium, Brighton played against Manchester City only once. "He did very well on the left when we moved him".

He said: "It's not because I have always done it that I am going to do it".

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