Mourinho tips West Ham as Premier League title contenders

Jose Mourinho backs West Ham to challenge for Premier League title after 'fantastic' summer spending

All eyes were on Lukaku as he scored his second goal in as many games for us and seems a firm fixture in our team.

"Obviously he has his way of playing. You have to prove it at the highest level, he has to do it for United, in Champions League matches, but he has unbelievable qualities". Inter have gone from distancing themselves from the deal, to negotiating on the price, to stating they are happy for it to happen but only in exchange for Anthony Martial plus cash. These would be an attacking player - probably Internazionale's Ivan Perišic- and a defensive midfielder, Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier or Chelsea's Nemanja Matic. The same can be said for Lukaku, certainly, but prior experience suggest that he's more likely to have a more immediate impact.

"In LA, Jose called him up again and said "Have you made a decision?' He said 'Boss, I'm coming to United".

"The option is to pay or not".

"Top players are just used to pressure". He is a good player and a good addition for Arsenal. We have had three friendly matches and we play with three different systems. Two minutes later, Marcus Rashford charged a second one into the goal.

Every campaign brings with it a tonne of new stuff to look forward to, and this time around, it's bigger and better than ever before. Marcos has no chance before December as an example, so our squad is not so big.

He said: "Names is hard for me because the players belong to clubs, the players are in their seasons, the managers, the owners are not happy if you speak about them, the same as me".

"I am ready for this". They started with Romelu Lukaku up front playing off Lingard, Rashford and Mkhitaryan with Paul Pogba providing the ammunition from deep.

"I think that combination will prove a very successful one".

Of course, at 35, it was perhaps too much to ask Ibrahimovic to make lung-busting runs down into the channels last season.

"I fully expect him to score more than 20 goals a season so it's just a matter of how well he can do".

Now on the books with West Ham are Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho and Andre Ayew - who managed just 14 goals altogether last season. It's something really unique that I've been able to observe over the years because he's been a player from Anderlecht, which is the same youth system where I come from and I've really followed his progress. It puts you in good stead for the future. Yet Mourinho played the fixture down.

"I think Everton is better". "He helped the players a lot when you speak to them, so I think I am going to develop a lot under him".

To take a closer look, we delved into Opta stats and have provided a head-to-head look at Morata and Lukaku from last season.