EPL Matchday 1 Preview: Manchester United vs West Ham United

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford Romelu Lukaku Paul Pogba Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Daley Blind celebrate a goal. Richard Carson Reuters
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford Romelu Lukaku Paul Pogba Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Daley Blind celebrate a goal. Richard Carson Reuters
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12 Agosto, 2017

Mourinho, meanwhile, has won the title in his second season at every club he's been at since he joined Porto in 2002, as though that is the sweet spot when he's had time to work out his side's deficiencies before the abrasiveness of his personality has worn his players down.

With plenty of time until deadline day, The Grapevine has the very latest football transfer news from the Premier League's top clubs in our round-up below. Most worrying were the defensive problems, with the organization of the offside line in shambles and responsible for both goals United conceded.

United were beaten 2-1 by Champions League holders Real Madrid in the match in Skopje on Tuesday, much to the dismay of United fan Adedeji Odumboni, who had made the 16-hour trip from Bristol, UK, with his older brother, Adedire, and father, Ibrahim.

Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United could still sign one more player, but he will not be "crying" if they do not.

Arsenal pressured after the equalizer and nearly scored through Kolasinac, but a needless turnover on the other end between Elneny and Granit Xhaka allowed Leicester to take its first lead of the match.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola set the tone with a series of early deals that took his spending in this window to an eye-watering £218 million.

The Hammers did not improve the squad like Everton did in terms of names.

"But when I asked him about what getting the medal means, he was excited but said 'I just want to win my first Ballon d'Or before I turn 20'", Ibrahim said.

Cast your minds back to this time last year when West Ham United were dealing with Europa League qualifying football as well as an exhaustive trip to the United States of America for pre-season. My hard work to motivate people to play in the Europa League with ambition and responsibility was hard. Or do I think I'm going to win it because I always win in the second season?

"We lost only one match at home and in the cups we never lost, but too many draws".

The lack of goals contributed to 10 league draws at Old Trafford that cost the club any chance of challenging Chelsea for the title.

Hectic, right? Mentally, this could have a big impact on the players as they'd no doubt be wanting that first home game as soon as possible, especially as it'd be the first time for the "new kids on the block" to experience London Stadium from a players perspective as one team. "If that is going to mean better results and the title, I don't know". "We are here to win the games and titles".

Part of the delay has been Inter Milan's reluctance to sell Ivan Perisic, while speculation has recently grown over a move for Paris St Germain defender Serge Aurier and Tottenham left-back Danny Rose.

"What would it mean for me to be the Premier League champion?" After Claudio Bravo's struggles last season a new goalkeeper was essential, while Bernardo Silva should reduce the reliance on Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva for midfield creativity. The London-based side finished 11th last season after compiling 12 wins, nine draws, and 17 losses.

"That's a nice start but obviously I prefer to be on the pitch".


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