Jose Mourinho on Manchester United talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Jose Mourinho's Manchester United kick off their campaign at home against West Ham United while Newcastle United host Tottenham Hotspur on the first Sunday of the new Premier League season. The league is shaping up to be one of the best to date. It is why pundits always mention it.

Despite training alone at Chelsea for most the summer, the Serbian was impressive on his debut against Sampdoria in Dublin and again against Real Madrid in the Super Cup.

Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham all did better than expected past year, but will now have to deal with the added burden of Champions League football. He doesn't need time to adapt, he's not a young guy who came from another country, he's not somebody that needs to learn the Premier League.

West Ham have a history of famous results against United and earned a draw at Old Trafford last season, and Hill believes history might repeat itself if Jose Mourinho's team aren't well prepared. 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.

While Mourinho has welcomed the new signings, he argues that of greater significance is the fact his team will not have their domestic fixture list disrupted by the Europa League this season.

Mourinho has been boosted by David de Gea staying and feels United's rivals will be more tied up with European commitments this season.

I think they had to spend a lot of money and I still think their defence lacks quality. "I think the competition can be better than ever". They put in a strong display, despite losing, and will be looking to hit the ground running against the Hammers on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku is the marquee signing of Manchester United's transfer window. He's just turned 29 and he has five years' Premier League experience.

And then there is Paul Pogba. He should be freed on the pitch as well.

There was no indication from United that the Swede is injured and, after a hard preseason, he may be getting the Mkhitaryan treatment from last season. The 20-time English champions are being tipped for the title alongside Manchester City, after a summer of wise spending, and against The Hammers on Sunday, United should expect to win as we were unbeaten against the East Londoners last term. Liverpool are equipped. Chelsea are the champions, lost some players but bought some players.

Romelu Lukaku scored in seven straight Premier League matches for Everton against West Ham between 2013 and 2016.

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