If they want to be the biggest club in the world - as they claim to be - United needs to be challenging for the Premier League title season in, season out.
"What's a good season?"
Manchester United were unwilling to allow Anthony Martial to join Inter as a makeweight in the deal.
Crucially says Miguel Delaney of The Independent, United know what it is to win trophies and Mourinho "will hope it gives them a new assertiveness, because that is what an occasionally meek team arguably lacked above anything last season".
"Do I have to be more of a leader?"
"But I just needed to take this decision for my body". I expect him to play with Chelsea, it is not the right moment to lose a player.
"Given the transfers, I think what you do is you try to assess nearly a middle market".
"When I was young I was doing the same".
"I have conditions to deliver a better team than I did in the first season". Winning everything! A player has a great season when the team does great.
Mourinho stressed at the end of the 2016-17 season he was keen to bring in four new faces this summer with the club acting quickly to sign Victor Lindelof in June.
And now, after a season to settle in at Old Trafford, Manchester United has high expectations.
Four Australians featured in the top tier last season but it was the first time since the EPL era started in 1992, when Mark Bosnich had his breakthrough season with Aston Villa, that not one was a bona fide regular.
The 21-year-old Brazilian spent the 2016/17 campaign in Spain on loan at Granada, where he made a real impact by scoring five goals and providing three assists in his 35 La Liga appearances. [Nemanja] Matic, you can see he's been working hard.
Guardiola has tested out a three-man defence in pre-season, with Stones lining up alongside Nicolas Otamendi and captain Vincent Kompany, whose ability to remain fit will once again be under scrutiny.
"Playing for Huddersfield has been a fantastic experience this year and, thanks to the fans, David, the owner Dean (Hoyle) and all the team, I've grown to feel part of the Terriers family", Mooy said when signing. The Spain global then continued his good form on tour, featuring in five games and netting the victor in the 2-1 win over Sampdoria.
Pogba had a great season a year ago and his lack of goals and assists shouldn't distract people from his overall play; I expect him to easily double his goal-and-assist tally. "We all are. We have a good relationship".
West Ham United will be kept waiting before they kick off their Premier League campaign, with their televised clash with Manchester United taking place on Sunday (kick-off 4pm).style="text-align: center;"