In one of his earlier admissions in his first season with Manchester United, Mourinho touched on his admiration for Javier Hernandez, a player, according to him, would have remained at Old Trafford under his management - which tells everything about the kind of difference the Mexican global can make to any team in the league. Both teams made plenty of moves in this offseason and are looking for promising campaigns in this new Premier League competition.
The Portuguese manager has secured three of four targets he aimed to bring in this summer, with Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku, and Nemanja Matic joining the club. The 20-time English champions are being tipped for the title alongside Manchester City, after a summer of wise spending, and against The Hammers on Sunday, United should expect to win as we were unbeaten against the East Londoners last term.
"You know, he's injured, he needs time to recover", the United boss said.
The Belgian striker, who bagged 25 goals previous year with the Toffees, notched three times in pre-season and he got his name to the scoreline in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup loss to real Madrid (2-1). The intensity of set plays and the pressure put on central defenders is very, very hard.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Jose Mourinho confirmed that he will have to do without the likes of Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young due to injuries. "He is a fantastic signing for us because I can trust him to perform at a high level".
Jose Mourinho will open his Premier League title quest today with the clash against West Ham United.
"Watford will be in the fight as well if Troy Deeney isn't performing and Burnley will be be in the mix as Sean Dyche doesn't seem aware that there's a transfer window".
"I understand the reality of the market, the numbers and my club by doing 75 per cent of what I asked, the club did well".
"We always had more goals with wingers and midfielders getting 10 goals, central defenders getting five goals, and last season that did not happen much". My dedication to my job is always at the maximum, even more now than when I started, and I believe at the end of the season we will see the results.
"Victor can play right-back and can play central midfielder, we got a central midfielder, we got a striker. I am not in a position to say I am not happy with".