Chelsea Must Do This To Hope To Defend Title - Alan Shearer

Despite suffering an injury in the early part of last season, Mkhitaryan still managed to impress in his first season at Old Trafford by scoring 11 goals in 41 league and cup games.

United finished sixth last time, but still won two trophies and in doing so also qualified for the Champions League. If pre-season is anything to go by Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are full of confidence and if that transpires into the regular season opposition teams will have every right to be anxious. Now in his second season in charge, Mourinho has had time to run his eye over the squad and shake out any bad habits they may have developed under previous managers.

"I'm happy with the club's efforts".

Everybody knows that Guardiola's game big time depends on full backs so it's no wonder that City spent nearly £150m on Kyle Walker, Benjamind Mendy and Danilo, while other two signings are potent midfielder Bernardo Silva and Primeira Liga's best goalkeeper Ederson.

It was one of the costliest moves in Europe during a summer transfer window that has seen United midfielder Paul Pogba replaced as the most expensive player in football by Neymar, who joined Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros ($262 million).

It may be recalled here that United have already bolstered their squad with the addition of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof. "I am not in a position to say I am not happy with".

To have the 28 goal leading scorer of last season back in the ranks could prove monumental for Mourinho's men in the second half of the season.

"I just think naturally that a manger in the second season knows the players better, knows the club better". They then played three matches in the International Champions Cup, which included a 2-0 victory over Manchester City, a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid and a 1-0 defeat to Barcelona, before beating Valerenga 3-0 and then Sampdoria 2-1.

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"I have conditions to deliver a better team than I did in the first season".

Rattled by a chastening first season in England, Pep Guardiola has gone back to the drawing board in an attempt to fashion Manchester City into Premier League champions.

Slaven Bilic's side will be keen to improve on last season, but a trip to Old Trafford to face a title contending United side will be a tough opening day assignment for The Hammers.

"This time we are all in the same basket and it will be the same for everybody". Okay, some will have the luck to play on Tuesday or Wednesday, or Saturday or Sunday.

The midfielder scored the goal at Wembley that took Hull City into English football's top flight. "But the top seven, we are going to be in the four competitions and so there is no advantage for any one of us".

Shearer feels things are not right behind the scenes at Chelsea for the moment and believes they need at least two to three players to challenge for the title again this season.

Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez returns to the Premier League after spells in Spain and Germany.

"Twenty-five per cent means one of four", Mourinho told a news conference on Friday.

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