Michael Owen states his prediction for Man United v Leicester
- Author: Julie Sanders Aug 25, 2017,
Aug 25, 2017, 18:22
We want to be focused from game to game.
While some of the Frenchman's team-mates are facing potential rotation issues, Pogba should get the majority of starts considering he featured at the beginning of 49 matches in all competitions last season.
"We started very well, but we can end up bad and we don't want this". But United fans should worry not because in Romelu Lukaku, they have in their ranks one of the most dedicated and intelligent goalscorers in the Premier League, fast approaching his absolute prime.
While United had continental duties previous year, when they won the Europa League, the demands of the Champions League, even in the group stage, are significantly more testing.
Mourinho then praised his former player Wayne Rooney, who retired from worldwide football this week. It's nearly as if he was going "I told you so" at anyone who would listen. "But the only thing I'd like to see from him is more goals".
West Ham have also lost their first two league games of the campaign but did at least manage to pick up a win in the League Cup during the week with a victory over League Two side, Cheltenham. As mentioned above, they are coming off a 4-0 win against West Ham United in the debut.
"I know the three places, I never played against Benfica in the Champions League but of course, I know the dimension and the quality". He has played both the games, assisted two goals and has himself threatened a bit, especially against Brighton. The Belgian has been strong in possession, powerful in his bullying of defenders, and clinical in his finishing - notching up three goals in his first two outings.
"I think when you have some talent, you can not waste it", the former Real Madrid coach said. With the former player-of-the-year declaring his intention to depart the King Power Stadium, many interested parties appear to have been put off signing him by the large price tag that Leicester have placed around his neck. "I am hoping there is nothing long term there".
Lukaku has started in a fine vein of form and has been thriving on his big challenge under Jose. "He helps me and I enjoy it, yes". But, we spent our time together, working together, learning about each other. On the one hand, Nemanja Matic is 29 years old, so the argument goes that £40m was over the odds for a player with little sell-on value.
Manchester United go into the tie on the back of a couple of good bits of news. Of course I am happy with the way we have started the season.
Manchester United looks really good, in shape and very confident to win the League. He doesn't do that.
Below, we break down each of those five players and discuss their performances thus far and their value going forward. And his winning mentality and character could inspire United's younger players to achieve greatness this season. "But I have no idea at all".