The long wait for Premier League action to return to our Saturday afternoons is almost over. There is just a few weeks for teams to get their pre-seasons out of the way and also bolster their squads with summer signings.
Over the next couple of weeks we will take a look at all Premier League teams and assess who is going to hit the ground running and who looks like they could be in for a tough season. Manchester United, the third favourites for Premier League success, are next on our list.
United have landed two of their summer transfer targets. Mourinho has openly said that The Reds are looking to make two more signings before the transfer window closes;
Victor Lindelof (Benfica)
Romelu Lukaku (Everton)
For most, it was unsurprising to see Wayne Rooney depart from Old Trafford. After failing to hold down a place in the starting eleven last season it became pretty clear that Rooney was not a part of Mourinho’s first team plans. He will be staying in England for the upcoming season having rejoined his old club Everton.
Adnan Januzaj is another departure that does not come as a massive shock. Januzaj played with Sunderland last season on loan and again is another player that is clearly not in Mourinho’s first team plans.
Victor Lindelof has been brought in to bolster defensive options and Romelu Lukaku is in to fill the shoes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, Mourinho has said that there is still a place for Ibrahimovic at Manchester United.
United are currently priced at 13/4 to lift the trophy this season. Going into the second season of the Jose Mourinho era United fans will be expecting their team to massively improve on last season and challenge for the Premier League title. Finishing fifth is way below the targets of the club and they will need to prove to the rest of the Premier League that they are a team to be feared.