Ranking the top five Premier League attacks: Which club is king?

Ranking the top five Premier League attacks: Which club is king?

United are expected to face competition for Ibrahimovic's signature, with Napoli being credited with a serious interest in bringing the striker back to Serie A, where he lifted Scudettos with both Milan clubs and Juventus.

And Mourinho, speaking ahead of his side's Premier League opener against West Ham, noted that his side has what it takes to challenge for the title.

"We are discussing the possibility of him to stay with us", he admitted on Friday.

Goals from Casemiro and Isco secured victory for Zinedine Zidane's side in the European curtain raiser on Tuesday night.

The same system was deployed by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte in his team's title-winning campaign last season and has since been adopted by a number of other managers, including Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. "I think it's the objective of every one of the top teams and every one of the top team managers", he said. The whole town is desperately looking forward to Premier League football - they have had to wait a long time to be back in the top flight. But, Mkhitaryan lacks the consistency the Red Devils need to trouble opponents in Champions League.

Southampton and Stoke have identical records to sit in the bottom three with two wins, three draws and five losses for just nine points.

Despite Romelu Lukaku's arrival, Mourinho knows the Belgian cannot be relied upon solely, and requires more from the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford.

The Portuguese coach concedes his squad is "similar" to the one he took charge of last season.

He said: "It's not because I have always done it that I am going to do it".

"I just think that he was very clear by showing that what he did last year was not enough for him". Liverpool and Tottenham are among the favourites and hoping to win their first Premier League title. Nevertheless, in recent times, the "gulls" have so far gone to the amendment that, as we see, they will perform in the Premier League this season.

Last season, Mourinho eventually had to prioritise the Europa League over the Premier League in a bid to secure Champions League football.