Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Louis Saha: Why this player will score in Man United v Everton

Louis Saha: Why this player will score in Man United v Everton

Sunday will mark Rooney's first encounter against his former team mates since leaving, but Mourinho remains confident that he will receive a positive reception from United fans because of his achievements at the club.

"They understand that from time to time when you move from certain areas, and certain eras as well, you have to change things and I think Mourinho has changed over the years because his management style was demanding, asking for full control". My club paid the money Everton wanted, we paid the player the wages his agent asked for and we paid the agents the commission they asked for.

I think this Premier League is much more defensive-minded, and much more hard. I don't see another reason.

Mourinho had previously worked with the Belgian striker at Stamford Bridge but dismissed their personal relationship as a factor in the transfer, claiming finances including personal terms and the agent's cut were the key. We paid what Everton asked for.

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We know that we have analysed that well and we know that what we missed there and it's important that we correct it. In terms of team news , we'll see the return of all the first team players weren't involved in the midweek match.

"When you speak about economic power, it is not just to buy but to keep players and say, "No, we don't sell".

As for Everton, from which everyone expects at least a fight at the top of the standings, after the sale Lukaku not only lost the team's top scorer last season, but with it and effectiveness.

Everton chose to allow their top scorer to leave, but could have easily dug in their heels, as Liverpool did with Philippe Coutinho and Southampton with Virgil van Dijk.

It's that power to resist financial overtures of other clubs that has transformed the landscape of the Premier League in Mourinho's view. It is hard because this is the country with more teams that fight for the title.

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