Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Former Chelsea Star: Why Mourinho Will Win The EPL With Man Utd

Anthony Knockaert was directly involved in more league goals than any other Championship midfielder in 2016-17, with 15 goals and eight assists.

Finally Kevin Kilbane reckons: "If you look at it from a negative point of view then, defensively, City might be a little wide open at times but it is made up for by the fact that they are a brilliant attacking side that is going to go out and play exciting football".

It's a shame that they've been ruled out but it's clear that they have been working hard on their rehabilitation ahead of the new Premier League season.

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic sustained the serious ligament injury to his knee back in April many thought it could be the end of the Swede's playing career, not just his Manchester United career.

"The club are also what you know. He's one of the best managers in the world and it's motivating for me as a player that a manager like him can say that".

"We were focused on the striker getting goals and when it didn't happen we were in trouble".

Promoted Brighton & Hove Albion host Premier League title favourites Manchester City at the Amex Stadium on Saturday as they kick off their 2017/18 campaign.

I'm going to be fearless and say the game will finish 4-0. If Mkhitaryan plays up to the level he did during pre-season, surely he can score absolute crackers in the new season. "But that spurs us even more, everybody writing us off already, so I hope we can prove them wrong". I'm settling in very well, I just need to learn to speak the language.

"We spent the first three months in the bottom places".

"We had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League so we chose to put energy in the team for the next five, six years", he said.

While Mourinho has welcomed the new signings, he argues that of greater significance is the fact his team will not have their domestic fixture list disrupted by the Europa League this season.

'Obviously [we wanted] a player for another position playing from the sides, but we have players and if you can not strengthen the team in these areas, we have people that we trust and we go for it'.

Ederson is now expected to step in as Pep Guardiola's first-choice 'keeper at City following Claudio Bravo's underwhelming debut season, for which he was widely criticised by fans and pundits alike.

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