United in talks with Ibrahimovic about striker staying

Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gives his instructions during the UEFA Super Cup football match against Real Madrid

"He was very clear, by showing what he did previous year, that it was not enough for him", Mourinho told reporters on Friday. Most of all, he hopes that he can repeat what he has done at his previous clubs and win the league in his second season. While they do not have the cumbersome Thursday night Europa League matches to deal with, Champion League football is a whole different ball game altogether.

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

However, at the start of the window the Portuguese tactician identified four players to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in order to bolster his squad - meaning the job is only 75% complete, but Mourinho is adamant he won't cry if his final target fails to arrive before the end of the month.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in talks with Manchester United over rejoining the club for the second half of the new season, Jose Mourinho has confirmed.

Jose Mourinho insists he "will not cry or moan" if Manchester United cannot secure him a fourth summer signing before the transfer window closes.

Although there was speculation that issue might have ended his career, agent Mino Raiola was quick to quash speculation and revealed that his client was open to a stay in England after scoring 17 times in his first Premier League season.

And the United manager has pointed out that his remarkable record of winning the domestic title in the second season at his previous clubs offers no guarantees that the trend will continue this term.

The former Chelsea and Porto boss has a odd relationship with medals, and has often been seen to give them away to fans, even when they're Premier League winning medals. "I think we are ready".

Victor Lindelof is likely to make his Premier League debut, while fellow new signings Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic are also expected to feature against the Hammers.

"I have conditions to deliver a better team than I did in the first season".

Fans do expect a better title challenge.

As far as Mourinho's team news is concerned, the likes of Rojo, Young, Shaw and Wilson are out injured (PhysioRoom). If we manage that, we'll try to finish in the top two. "Last season, two of them were not in Europe", Mourinho said.

"Arsenal and Everton are in the Europa League and they have to play Thursdays".

"We have the confidence levels of a team who won a European competition".

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