Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

'I like Mourinho a lot' - Willian reveals failed move to Man Utd

'I like Mourinho a lot' - Willian reveals failed move to Man Utd

With Champions League football back at Old Trafford this season it appears that Mourinho is determined to use any possible artillery to achieve his and the club's goals.

Townsend's old employers Chelsea are the defending champions and he thinks it likely the forthcoming title race will be a showdown between them, Manchester City and Manchester United.

With Timothy Fosu-Mensah joining Crystal Palace on loan, United could also be in the market for another right-back to provide competition for Antonio Valencia.

Manchester City's unfamiliarity with Brighton and Hove Albion can help Chris Hughton's promoted side start their Premier League campaign with an upset win on Saturday, midfielder Solly March has said. In July, they sealed a £75m deal to bring Romleu Lukaku in from Everton with Nemanja Matic arriving from Chelsea at the end of the month.

The United boss is aiming higher this time, and wants the 35-year-old to be a part of that effort.

Last week Chelsea dismissed as "nonsense" claims by a lawyer said to be representing Costa that Conte was forcing out last season's top scorer.

"If I was a Premier League manager and had to choose between Lukaku, [Alvaro] Morata and [Alexandre] Lacazette, I would choose Lukaku, always".

Mourinho confirmed yesterday that the club were in talks about re-signing the Swede for the second half of the new campaign. We'll improve the team and try to be at that level, to constantly be improving. "Last season, two of them were not in Europe", Mourinho said.

"We are going to play different systems, but the fundamentals will be the same".

"In this moment, I agree with these people who think this".

"We were focused on the striker getting goals and when it didn't happen we were in trouble".

Yet, a team featuring Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus up front and a sprinkle of attacking midfielders like Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, new signing Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling promises lots of goals this season. We are not happy that we lost but did everything. "We'll go for it [against West Ham] with everything". Ronald Koeman has spent north of £100m and given they've already got two Europa League games under their belt, they should be primed for battle. "I don't think I am in a position of moaning, crying, contesting or to say I am not happy with it", the Portugese continued. At the moment I signed a new contract, and then I made a decision to stay, I chose to work for this club, and then to try to give every day 120 per cent.

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