Romelu Lukaku needs support on scoring front, says José Mourinho

Brighton boss Hughton positive despite Manchester City defeat

Brighton boss Hughton positive despite Manchester City defeat

When the Premier League kicks off this weekend, managers will be able to get a first look at how their squads are shaping up. That will have to change if they are going to challenge for the title. "They've brought in a bit of strength with Jack Cork but I just wonder whether they can repeat their home record".

West Ham's main summer signing will be a familiar face to the Old Trafford crowd.

This was part of the remit - scoring goasls against stubborn teams who park the bus when they rock up to Old Trafford, with the draw at home to the Hammers past year a case in point.

Star signing Paul Pogba has also spoken of the need to win everything possible in order to propel the club back to it's previous heights.

But Lukaku will have felt a mixture of joy and relief when his shot smashed in off the inside of the post.

SKOPJE, MACEDONIA - AUGUST 08: Victor Lindelof of Manchester United warms up prior to the UEFA Super Cup final between Real Madrid and Manchester United at the Philip II Arena on August 8, 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia.

Romelu Lukaku scored in seven straight Premier League matches for Everton against West Ham between 2013 and 2016. It's a problem Armenian schemer Henrikh Mkhitaryan can help solve. He could not have asked for a better start. They will come up with all the time. It was a timely reminder to Tottenham that United are probably not going to accept £25 million for the Frenchman. It was a lightning quick counterattack.

Lukaku has taken strides since leaving Stamford Bridge. No wonder Antonio Conte isn't best pleased.

A wide man has always been of interest, but Mourinho claims he is also looking for a left-back, even though he admires Luke Shaw's attitude in coming back from another injury and the England defender will be given a chance to re-establish himself. His duties last season were dispersed between defence and attack.

Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is still in the market for another player, and has "twenty five percent" of his transfer business left to complete.

At the other end of the field, Mourinho is set to reinstate Phil Jones and Eric Bailly as his centre-backs against West Ham.

"For us it's just another game, a game we look forward to - these are the kind of games players want to play", Fonte concluded.

The Hammers couldn't have been handed a much tougher opening game. But he will be mindful of what happened last season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the lone player to reach double figures in the league with 17, while Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney were the next best with a mere six. They eventually turned it around and finished 11th, but Bilic won't want a similar situation this time. United drew more games at home than they won and suffered a drastic shortage of goals. West Ham headed to Austria for a warm weather camp hoping to blood in new players such as Joe Hart, Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic.

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