Michael Carrick believes Manchester United are 'on the up' under Jose Mourinho

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Manchester United supporters will be hoping the Portuguese manager can replicate his form having won the title in the second season at every club he has managed.

The 23-year-old became Mourinho's first signing back in June, signing for £31m from Benfica, and has featured as centre back in pre-season and against Real Madrid.

"I think that's coming into his thinking a little bit because of the likes of what Chelsea did past year and probably because of what Arsenal did a little bit at the end of the season. He wants more at football's highest level, so we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of him staying with us for the second part of the season".

Manchester United begin their bid to be genuine Premier League title contenders tomorrow, when they face West Ham knowing that an improvement in home form is vital.

The arrivals of defender Victor Lindelof, midfielder Nemanja Matic and striker Romelu Lukaku have also improved the squad.

Matic adds aggression and discipline to United's midfield and he will fit right into Mourinho's preferred three-man midfield and should be a regular figure in the starting XI alongside Ander Herrera and Pogba.

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We are confident but we respect every single team in this division". "It was a very good start". This will be the first Premier League match for both de Boer and Wagner .

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Everton boss Ronald Koeman has suggested his side are close to signing Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson . Let's hope we get an agreement as soon as possible". "We are not in a hurry but finally we hope to do the deal".

Mourinho, who confirmed that Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ashley Young are still sidelined with injury, believes his squad is in similar shape to how it was at the end of 20116-17, despite their three marquee signings.

However, United will be up against a West Ham side who've also spent well this summer as they've snapped-up Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Marko Arnautovic and former United striker Javier Hernandez so I'm expecting a tough game. We are going to try to win the title.

"My dedication to my job is always the maximum even more than when I started". "I was thinking of four players but I am not a hard person to work with, even if it looks different, or you want to make it look so", he said. "I really like his method of training, his motivation and his passion". Since joining the Premier League, the Belgian has had four seasons of 15-plus goals, and a year ago he was on the scoresheet for a whopping 25 times. I don't think I am in a position of moaning, crying, contesting or to say I am not happy with it. And I always had respect and the desire to do well in the English cups and I always liked to go to the finals.

The 29-year-old Serbian was far from the most glamorous member of Chelsea's championship teams of 2015 and 2017, but he gave more talented players the freedom to cause havoc by doing the dirty work in midfield. The 25 per cent would be for a player for another position, playing from the sides.

"But if we cannot strengthen the team in this area, we have players we can trust".

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