Lukaku delivers as United hammers West Ham

Lukaku delivers as United hammers West Ham

Mourinho has won the domestic league title at the end of his second year in each of his five major management jobs.

Also, they lured fullback Pablo Zabaleta to the London Stadium on a Bosman transfer while signing Manchester City's Joe Hart on a season-long loan.

But now the Portuguese will know that the Reds must improve on their sixth-place finish and be challenging for the title once again. They have to win the league. We're just minutes away from the kickoff of the Premier League season and Mourinho is just as fired up as you are; probably more.

"For me, years and years of experience and experience in the Premier League, my feet are on the ground and I am calm. I think it is the objective of every one of the top teams and every one of the top team managers", Mourinho said.

"The only thing I know is that of course with Chelsea money I brought him to Stamford Bridge because I thought he was a player with special qualities, and since I left I always thought he could be a ideal player for us, but I didn't disturb him, I didn't disturb Chelsea".

"But he's still a very good player to sit in front of the back four, do the simple things, pass the ball - he's good at what he does".

"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". Last season, United may not have broken forward so quickly. 'New players in new clubs, new strikers, everyone expects goals from them.

There are no suspensions in the United squad, hence Mourinho will field his strongest line-up against West Ham on Sunday.

Now, United have shown what they are capable of in the Premier League.

While Mourinho has welcomed the new signings, he argues that of greater significance is the fact his team will not have their domestic fixture list disrupted by the Europa League this season.

United were reliant on Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored 17 league goals - and 28 all told - before a cruciate knee ligament cut short his season in April.

"In this moment, I agree with these people who think this". The top seven, we are all in Europe.

"It's always important, new players in new clubs - everybody expects goals from them", he said.