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

Super-sub Giroud settles thrilling Premier League opener for Arsenal

Super-sub Giroud settles thrilling Premier League opener for Arsenal

Given the way the transfer market has behaved this summer, the Manchester United manager believes the club have done a great job in bringing in three of the four players he wanted.

Was it his dream to go and play for Manchester United?

"I am a kid next to Romelu". I would jokingly call him "King Poverty Basher".

"It's truly incredible to see his strength, power and the intelligence he possesses".

However, Mourinho added that one key factor to their title charge at Old Trafford will sharing the scoring load amongst numerous players, as was the case at his previous clubs, and hopes the onus will not be left exclusively on the shoulders of new striker Rolmelu Lukaku. Bailly will be returning to the starting line-up, having been banned for the midweek Super Cup loss against Real Madrid.

Since Alex Ferguson retired after the 2013 title win, the Red Devils have not finished in the top three but some serious investment in new players gives manager Jose Mourinho, starting his second season at the club, the sense that things are coming together.

The towering Serbian - who had won two Premier League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge - elected to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United in a move worth £40.

Asked about his opinion on the game, he said: "I think we did well, I think we lost to one goal which shows the result was really short and one of their goals was an offside".

Pep praises speed of City's transfer deals
Pubs around the city center were packed by lunchtime on Saturday with banners stating their Premier League arrival prevalent. But I think it is unsustainable. "We are here to win the games and titles".

Kick-off the Premier League and only pay for the games that matter to you with a NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass. Kyle Walker cost them £50m, while City also went hard after full-backs Benjamin Mendy and Danilo, also adding Bnefica goalkeeper Ederson into the mix.

Guardiola, a former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager, has yet to win a trophy since taking charge of City at the start of last season.

"The West Ham supporters I've spoken to are very happy with the new players".

"There are two different people with Mourinho".

"I'm happy with the club's efforts".

"But as well it would be my first goal with my comeback with a club that has a lot of confidence in me". Here's how the top six are shaping up ahead of the new PL season.

Tomorrow: Manchester United v West Ham (5pm), Newcastle v Tottenham (2:30pm) - AFP.

Left-back Aaron Cresswell and captain Mark Noble are expected to shake off injuries, but Cheikhou Kouyate, Manuel Lanzini, Michail Antonio, Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho are all sidelined.

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