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Michael Carrick believes Manchester United are 'on the up' under Jose Mourinho

Michael Carrick believes Manchester United are 'on the up' under Jose Mourinho

United have spent heavily this summer, signing Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic for a combined fee of over £150m, as they look to challenge both domestically and in the Champions League.

"What would it mean for me to be the Premier League champion?"

While United had to deal with playing regularly on Thursdays and Sundays on their way to winning the competition in Stockholm, Chelsea eased to the Premier League title with no European football to worry about - and neither did Liverpool, who took fourth spot as United finished sixth.

Mourinho reiterated at a pre-match conference yesterday his satisfaction with the club's transfer business this summer window, despite not achieving "100 per cent" of his targets.

"I think he's one of those players where there are no question marks in front".

"What I had in other clubs was more players scoring goals, what we had was midfielders, wingers scoring, central defenders scoring goals at set pieces", Mourinho said. "He wants more at the highest level".

Manchester United are in discussions to re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the second half of the season when he recovers from a serious knee injury, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed on Friday.




The Hammers finished 11th in the Premier League past year, as they settled into their first campaign at the London Stadium, recovering well after a very shaky start at the new ground.

"So we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of him staying with us for the second part of the season".

The Portuguese tactician guided the Red Devils to their maiden UEFA Europa League crown in his first campaign, and will get his second underway with a Premier League test against West Ham United on Sunday.

"I think Tottenham, without any spending, are equipped to win because they have a fantastic team, fantastic manager, great stability". I understand by doing 75 percent of what I asked, the club did very well. "If the remaining 25 percent don't arrive I will not moan, just go with everything I have to try to win every match we play".

"We always had that so my teams always had the goalscorer, we always had the guy that scores more goals, but then we had the winger that scored 15 goals, we had the midfield player who scored 10 goals, we had the central defender that scored five goals". "He's not got a contract, but he's still close to Manchester, and the fact we are involved in the Super Cup now is also his merit".

"But if we cannot strengthen the team in this area, we have players we can trust".


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