Jose Mourinho told Man United need new signing in key position

Jose Mourinho hails Nemanja Matic's performance against Real Madrid in Super Cup defeat

Jose Mourinho hails Nemanja Matic's performance against Real Madrid in Super Cup defeat

Stopping short of a guarantee, Mourinho believes an encouraging pre-season and success in the Europa League last season can propel his side to further success.

Centre-back Victor Lindelof, midfielder Nemanja Matic and striker Romelu Lukaku are all over six feet (183cm) tall, giving United the second-tallest squad in the division behind Tony Pulis's West Bromwich Albion.

Their stock has plunged so dramatically they can be backed at double figure odds to win the title this year and are fifth favourites in the outright betting behind Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham.

"My wish was for someone to make a signing this season that breaks the record fee that Pogba cost, because the way people analyse him, it's like, because he was so expensive, he should be the man of the match every game".

"I'm so happy to be the manager of these guys, I told them a few days ago that during my long career I never had a group that I liked so much, like I like them", he said, after United's 2-1 loss to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in Skopje on Tuesday.

In an off-season that has seen more than £1 billion (US$1.3 billion) invested in players, Manchester rivals City and United have accounted for more than a third of that spending. The game will show how well manager Arsene Wenger has prepared to fight back into the top four after they missed out last season.

"We needed to do that this summer because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League".

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Crystal Palace were also the team with the biggest difference between worst price and best price returns, while Middlesbrough were the team with the smallest difference in returns, principally because they only managed to win five matches all season.

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The team will travel to San Francisco on Tuesday to begin joint practices with the 49ers ahead of their August 19 preseason game. After practice, coach Vance Joseph said that Wolfe has an ankle injury that did not appear to be serious at first look.

Samir Nasri, Wilfried Bony and Jason Denayer have all been put through their paces alone as Pep prepares his squad for the new season. "We'll go for it [against West Ham] with everything".

He said: "I think the champions are the team to beat - they weren't champions for nothing".

"At my other clubs, what I had was more players scoring goals".

Despite that miss potentially denying United a chance at taking the Champions League winners the distance, Mournho was happy with his new No.9. We don't want to give away any competition.

"Anthony Knockaert seems to be one of Brighton's better players".

"Pablo Zabaleta will be key to the side, bringing a vast amount of experience and quality".

"We bought three and the market is so demanding right now, for all the teams around the world, not just for Manchester City". I don't think I am going to win because I always win in the second season - not at all.

"It's going to be tough, very tough".

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