On this Premier League’s opening week, José Mourinho’s Manchester United has something to prove
The Portuguese manager was happy with his team’s response against Real Madrid, but in that European Supercup match, we could still see the difference between one of the favourites to win the Champions League and the Red Devils, despite the Manchester’s team growth.
In front of their fans, against an opponent who is also hungry and looking to show their improvement, José Mourinho will have a good opportunity to invest on a more offensive approach.
Lukaku has the personal challenge of proving himself on a team of higher calibre and Pogba is now free from his previous defensive duties. Only time will tell if he will be able to be more useful now
Joe Hart, Zabaleta, Arnautovic and Chicharito Hernández are the names of the players West Ham have signed, which clearly shows us the need for them to strengthen their squad with experienced and successful players.
Slaven Bilic’s team lacked consistency last season and the Croatian manager doesn’t want to feel unable to turn around a result.
Because of that, he has now formed an attacking front with more solutions and options, and he is still looking for one more element to reinforce the defensive sector.
The pre-season was marked by the many goals conceded, and the 1st matchday might still be early for this to change.
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While Manchester United will have a lot more responsibility and pressure to get the goal, West Ham will maybe present the necessary weapons to create the hosts’ defensive line some trouble.
Furthermore, the chances of having a match where both teams score is high.
Lukaku should want to get on the scoresheet already on this 1st match, to prove his doubters wrong, while West Ham’s transitions can be deadly even if they aren’t able to create that many chances.