Jose Mourinho Ready For Second-Year Success

Jose Mourinho Ready For Second-Year Success

Other star players to watch out for in the competition this season include Manchester United's new Sh10 billion signing Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal new signing Alexandre Lacazzette, Liverpool's Brazilian playmaker Coutinho and Chelsea's new Spanish forward Avaro Morata.

"We are going to try to give a hard fight to the top teams in Europe in the Champions League".

"I don't say I know the league better because I have been in this league for a long time".

The 35-year-old free agent, who scored 28 goals for the club last season, is battling back to fitness after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in April, though, and Mourinho insisted there is no rush to get a deal done.

"We are in a position to do quality work better than we did in the first season, so I am convinced that our second season, in terms of the quality of our team, is going to be better". It is the day Wayne Rooney will make an emotional return to Old Trafford, the place he called home for the past 13 years and where he won every laurel in club football bar the UEFA Super Cup.

"But we have players and if we cannot strengthen the team in these areas we have people we can trust and go for it". But as we prepare for our all-important opener against Manchester United, we need to reflect on last season's opener against Chelsea, more importantly, how prepared we were.

Manchester United's opening six matches are against West Ham, Swansea City, Leicester City, Stoke City, Everton and Southampton and a strong start is a must for Mourinho and his men. With 25 and 29 goals in the last two seasons, Kane is set to become the first Englishman to win the award three times in a row since Alan Shearer performed the feat between 1994-1997 and just the third player ever since Thierry Henry equaled the record for Arsenal between 2003-06.

Mo Farah finishes second in dramatic 5000 meters final
An emotional Farah collapsed on the track after the race and appeared nearly inconsolable as he held his arms over his face. Andrew Butchart, the other Briton appearing in the final, finished eighth with a time of 13:38.73.

United finished sixth in the Premier League and weren't much of a threat domestically.

Now, incumbent Antonio Conte has equaled Mourinho's first season feat at Chelsea by winning the Premier League at the first attempt.

"I think Manchester United will win the Premier League because Mourinho has never failed in a second season".

"It's not urgent, not desperate to have it done or not done", said Mourinho.

If Kompany stays fit, City's status as Premier League favourites looks understandable but if he gets injured again, it might not matter how many goals they score at the other end.

The striker looks to have the physicality and keen eye for goal to thrive in the Premier League, but does he have the right mentality?