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How Manchester United should line-up against West Ham United at Old Trafford

How Manchester United should line-up against West Ham United at Old Trafford

The 26th season of the English Premier League kicks off on Friday and football fans can not wait for the opening game between Arsenal and Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium.

That is a big change from a year ago, when United played only five pre-season matches after a friendly against Manchester City in Beijing was called off. Gundogan's City career began slow as the German was sidelined to start the season but provided an immediate impact once getting on the pitch. All 20 teams are in action, with seven games Saturday, and two more Sunday.

West Ham United is a +1100 underdog versus Manchester United (-333) with a draw at +475.

West Ham have also been active in the transfer market after flirting with the relegation zone last season and could feature Mexico global and ex-United striker Javier Hernandez in attack on Sunday.

Morata has four league titles and two Champions League medals at the age of 24, but the Spain global was not first choice for either Madrid or Juventus.

The Special One feels the Red Devils are ready to challenge for the title, having been also-rans under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.

"For large spells of last season, we felt we should have been higher up in the league than we were and performances certainly warranted that for large periods as well".

English football club Manchester United was negotiating Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's transfer to the team, coach Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

United have invested heavily on the signings of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof in the transfer window, while champions Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal have also spent large sums.

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Lukaku has been on the score sheet most of the times in the past 4 season in the Premier League, only Sergio Agüero and Harry Kane have scored more.

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

"We have added three players, one defender, one midfielder and one attacking player", the Portuguese boss explained.

"It wasn't an easy decision, because I was dropping again to the Championship". But the row with Diego Costa has turned ugly, and Matic, an anchor to two title-winning campaigns, is gone from the midfield.

The diminutive 17-year-old midfielder impressed coach Pep Guardiola with his passing and technical qualities during City's tour to the United States in July and is set to be part of the senior squad for the coming season.

"Last year we won trophies".

The summer has not started off very promising for Mauricio Pochettino's squad though, as the Spurs are yet to sign a player to help bolster the thin squad. They're equipped. Liverpool, they're equipped.

Ake excelled in a loan spell for Eddie Howe's side last season and the Netherlands global could prove Antonio Conte wrong in allowing him to leave.

Arsenal - It will be another season of pain for Arsenal with possibly more protests over Arsene Wenger. For the third time in four years, the Gunners won the F.A. Cup, then opened the next season with a victory in the Community Shield match. My hard work to motivate people to play in the Europa League with ambition and responsibility was hard.

With the future of unsettled Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez still up in the air, France striker Alexandre Lacazette arrives as the long-term face of Arsenal's attack after his club-record switch from Lyon.


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