United opening win "means nothing" yet says Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho's side have done equally impressive business, bringing in Everton's Romelu Lukaku following Ibrahimovic's departure at the end of last season.

Manchester United start their Premier League campaign against West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday, with kick-off at 16:00 BST.

"The only thing I know is that of course with Chelsea money I brought him to Stamford Bridge because I thought he was a player with special qualities, and since I left I always thought he could be a flawless player for us, but I didn't disturb him, I didn't disturb Chelsea". The Special One ended his first season as Red Devils manager after finishing a lowly sixth in Premier League.

"He wants more at football's highest level", said Mourinho.

"But for me, with years and years of experience in the Premier League, my feet are on the ground and I am calm", he said.

Hernandez won two Premier League titles during his time at United, the second of which came in 2013 as Sir Alex Ferguson retired in style by delivering another trophy for the club. A lot of strikers need two, three or four chances.

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"We always had more goals with wingers, midfielders getting 10 goals, central defenders getting five goals and last season that did not happen much".

"We have certainly improved the squad, we look stronger, we are a year further ahead with the manager and his staff, we are in a better place than we were last year, so things are on the up". Today will give us an early indication whether they will be more clinical this season. "There are obviously bigger competitions than others, but we will certainly be fighting on all fronts to win as much as we can.".

However, Mourinho is expecting a fierce challenge for the Premier League title this season and says a club securing a host of new signings in the summer transfer window is no guarantee of success. He knows sometimes strikers can play very well for the team without scoring goals.

The Belgian struck in the 33rd and 52nd minutes, first getting on the end of a ideal through ball from Marcus Rashford and then heading a second goal from a drifted Henrikh Mkhitaryan free kick after the break.

"I don't think I am in a position to be moaning and crying".

"We have one more reason to be happy because, in this pre-season, we didn't lose any player". His side will not get free pass against fellow Top 6 clubs, neither will weaker sides be ready to open themselves up and leave the space for Red Devils to exploit.

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