Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Soccer Saturday pundits provide their predictions for the new Premier League season

Soccer Saturday pundits provide their predictions for the new Premier League season

Paul Pogba believes that a good season for Manchester United can only truly be achieved by "winning everything".

Mourinho told a news conference on Friday: "We have 25 percent left which means one of four - we got a central defender that can play many other positions which is very important".

The 36-year-old told United Review: "It is hard to say what our chances in the league are but we are setting out to be on top".

Manchester United will kick off their new campaign on Sunday at Old Trafford against West Ham. In the last season, he transformed our team when he changed the formation to 3-4-3.

"I think Lukaku is going to do well at United, he's given them a different dimension, but you can't look past Harry Kane".

But then there was in 2008 when we were a League One side, City were newly-crowned the "world's richest club' already with many star players - and we beat them in the League Cup at our humble Withdean Stadium home".

Mourinho coveted a defender, striker and holding midfielder, and so far those needs were filled with Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic.

Home form let down United last season with their 10 home draws the highest in the league and the team had more wins away than at Old Trafford. "If you think about Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Mourinho, it is a very good championship now", he added. He's made history everywhere with Porto, Inter and now he can do it with Manchester United.

He said: "Last season we were favourites too and finished 15 points behind and, from my experience as a manager, always in the beginning of the season, the new teams are the toughest ones".

In the moment when they were moving the ball more, he was good and in our period of dominance he was what we want him to be: moving the ball simply, giving balance and starting from the back. "We managed to assimilate very well what he asked us in the training sessions and things worked out". I'm going to be courageous and say the game will finish 4-0.

"Mistakes will happen and we'll be up against teams this season who are better teams than us and have better players than us. If he stays fit, he scores goals". Arsenal and Everton are in the Europa League, so they have to play on Thursdays.

"I just think naturally a manager in the second season knows the players better, knows the club better".

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