West Ham have made some smart additions this summer, but United seem primed to return to the role of title contenders.
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 previous year a case in point. Inter's refusal to listen to offers below their £48m valuation of their player has prevented any deal from being struck, with Gareth Bale not interested in a move to Old Trafford despite the club's long-standing interest in the Real Madrid star.
Manchester United, after some good signings, are considered to be one of the favourites for the title. They spent more time in sixth than any other position, and finished there.
United will be without Luke Shaw as they defender continues to recover from a foot injury while Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo are also long-term absentees.
Mkhitaryan was hauled off following a dire display against Manchester City in September and it took months to regain Mourinho's trust. Though Victor Lindelof might have to start on the bench, with Eric Bailly and Phil Jones available again after being suspended for Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup game.
"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.
West Ham won just one of their opening seven games last season - a run that led to plenty of debate about whether he was still the right man for the job. Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez are expected to make their league debuts for the visitors.
Some believe that Hernandez can fire West Ham up the table this season, starting with a goal against his former club today - but pundit Mark Lawrenson doesn't believe that will happen.
They haven't had many success in the pre-season as they lost to Werder Bremen and Manchester City, drew against Altona and Sturm Graz, while managed to beat only Fulham.
La sfida dell'Olimpico assegna il primo trofeo stagionale ed è un rodaggio importante in vista dell'inizio del campionato. Una sorta di detronizzazione preventiva e simbolica volta ad alimentare l'idea che quest'anno c'è possibilità per tutti .
Grandi notizie per Schick , il giocatore ha rifatto le visite mediche con la squadra blucerchiata superandole a pieni voti. Intanto c'è chi aspetta alla finestra novità sulla vicenda. "Gli esami sono stati visti da specialisti di alto livello".
Tourists are pictured on the waters off Tumon beach on the island of Guam , a US Pacific Territory, August 11, 2017 . Trump has said he would not allow Pyongyang to develop a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States .
Goff, last year's No. 1 overall draft pick, needs as much help around him as possible as he continues his development. Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has until Wednesday to file a formal appeal of his six-game suspension .
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sought to calm tensions after Trump's remarks, saying "Americans should sleep well at night". McCain says he takes exception to Trump's comments "because you got to be sure you can do what you say you're going to do".
Qualità e quantità tra centrocampo e attacco per costringere quasi ogni avversario a ritirarsi nella proprio metà campo. I giocatori non sono tutti uguali in una squadra di calcio: inutile che ci raccontiamo le favole.
Shakespeare was true to his word and started Riyad Mahrez despite the Algeria worldwide asking to leave the King Power Stadium. Perhaps we've got to ensure that all our players give their all and hope that City are off-colour, but it can happen that way.
United and City will be a tougher prospect now Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have something close to their ideal squads. Sean Dyche is ready for another slog of a season and said: "We've already got that "we'll show you mentality".
But for Arsenal the same old problems at the back resurfaced in worrying fashion in their curtain raiser with Leicester . Instead, Wenger avoided a third consecutive season-opening loss at the start of his new two-year contract.
He said , "I'm delighted to be joining BT Sport, ' said Lampard, who will be at Wembley on Sunday as Arsenal take on Chelsea ". My only task is to focus on the pitch, what happens on the pitch, during the training session to work with my players.
The Hornets have failed to win their last two pre-season friendlies ahead of Saturday's clash, scoring just two goals in their previous four this summer.
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Japan's Yen is another victor with USD/JPY dropping from the 111 region right down to the 109's we are presently seeing. Germany's DAX Index fell 0.6%, the UK's FTSE 100 Index retreated 1.2% and France's CAC 40 Index slid 1.4%.
Pandya helps India score 487/9 at Lunch on Day 2
Pandya had just reached his half-century when India lost their ninth wicket , some ten minutes before the scheduled lunch break. Reportedly, both Jadeja and Ashwin might be rested for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka .
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All three have the pace to change defence into attack quickly, something City lacked in the full-back positions last season. Is he be the new Thierry Henry? An opening goal for them would be incredible , but City should handle them quite easily.
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I completely lost my race plan. "They've been outstanding so far, and continue to surprise me and give me energy", Bolt said . He was clutching his leg on the ground and needed help off the track. "I'm just happy to be one of his biggest competitors".