'I'm on fire' - Man United boss Mourinho ready for Champions League challenge

Steven Gerrard
BT SPORTNemanja Matic is a great signing for Manchester United says Steven Gerrard

13 Agosto, 2017

Chelsea are in big trouble if big-signing Alvaro Morata does not adapt to English football, so expect Arsenal to pip them, Everton and Liverpool for fourth place. We got a central defender who can play in many other positions, which is important.

Tottenham has been faded in the preseason prognostications, mostly on the assumption they will be thrown off due to using Wembley Stadium as a temporary home due to stadium construction.

The Blues boss believes the Portugal star has an innate understanding of the game - and says his insatiable appetite for football is something he admires.

'I'm on fire, ' he smiled when asked to describe his mood.

But Mourinho, speaking ahead of the clash with West Ham United, made it clear that Lindelof would be an importantly versatile asset at Old Trafford this season. But his new team finished a distant third and without a single trophy.

"The teams that arrive, in the first four, five, six games they are so complicated".

'Matic is one of those players where there are no question marks with him. I'm starting to wonder why Silva doesn't just buy an MLS franchise and get the whole thing over with. Will Jurgen Klopp lead Liverpool to their first Premier League title in the modern area or will Mauricio Pochettino finally take Spurs one step further? One would imagine there wasn't much of a bidding war between the two sides.

He said: "When I joined Manchester United last year I thought immediately that we needed a Matic kind of player". But Matic is Matic. However, the mission is yet to be accomplished.

Sky Sports has claimed that the two Premier League clubs are negotiating the transfer of the 21-year-old. They also have a solid defence led by German Christopher Schindler, who played in every game last season and completed nearly 300 clearances and close to a 100 interceptions. That is normal but not enough, ' he stresses.

The 20-year-old Chelsea striker is ready for the next stage of his career after scoring 26 goals on loan at Bristol City in the second tier last season.

'Man City, fantastic manager, great spending, already very good players, are equipped.

"Yeah, I think they have improved", former West Ham midfielder Carrick told United Review. In my opinion, he could be one of the best players in the world one day. At the bottom, Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town seem likely to make a quick return to the second division.

United enjoyed success in the cup competitions last term, winning both the Europa League and League Cup, but Carrick insists the club must improve on last season's sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

Having been accused last season of being too downbeat and complaining about his lonely life in Manchester, Mourinho enters 2017-18 cutting a different figure.

The truth is that very, very few people possess a balanced knowledge of the league as a whole, and that nearly everybody will be focussing 99per cent of their energies on the six teams who actually have a chance of becoming champions.

"My dedication to my job is always the maximum even more than when I started".

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