Jose Mourinho has explained why Manchester United are in the right position to challenge for silverware on all fronts this season.
Although the squad came to a sixth-place Premier League finish in Mourinho’s first season at Old Trafford, he did manage to qualify for the Champions League this year by winning the Europa League, while also winning the League Cup.
He’s getting prepared for the new season and the Portuguese boss believes the squad are ready to get started as they look to chase more trophies.
Speaking about the players, Mourinho believes the squad is much better equipped.
“I was thinking I needed three [summer] transfer windows, but after two I have a good group and the club as a football club is much better equipped,” Mourinho said.
“We are much better organised at every level — the medical department is better, the structure that organises the logistics is much better. The training routines are much better organised. We are much stronger as a team. I feel the club is much better so we go for it this season.
“We’re going to try to win the title. We’re going to try to give a hard fight to the top teams in Europe in the Champions League and, as you know, I always loved the English cups.”
“I look forward to the season with optimism, with enthusiasm. I want to play. I want, I want! … I’m on fire … But I will behave on the touchline!”
It’s been four years since United won the Premier League and Mourinho will want to get the team back to winning ways.
He’s got the right players in place and has filled gaps in the squad as he looks to take on the Champions League and Premier League.