Jose Mourinho replies when asked about Man United's fourth summer signing

Steven Gerrard

Mourinho has guided clubs FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea again, to league titles in his second full season. Save that date in your diary if you're a Manchester United fan.

Both Lukaku and Matic represented more than just regular signings - by hijacking Chelsea's bid for the Belgian striker and then weakening the defending champions existing squad by securing Matic, Mourinho sent out a warning sign to the rival clubs and further underlined his title-winning aspirations.

"I am happy that the club managed to do 75 per cent of the work before the Premier League starts and, if until Aug 31 the remaining 25 per cent don't arrive, I will not moan".

Mourinho could field the most expensive starting XI the Premier League has ever seen, featuring the country's two most expensive players - Pogba and Lukaku - costing a total of around £400m.

"I just think naturally that a manger in the second season knows the players better, knows the club better".

Jose Mourinho always wins the title in his second season, with Lukaku the man he has entrusted to boost United's feeble 2016-17 goal tally of 54.

Chelsea also want the player with Antonio Conte determined to wrap up more signings.

And his confidence comes from the major shake-up at Old Trafford in his year in charge.

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He said: "To buy lots of good players is important".

4 - Romelu Lukaku is only the 4th player to score 80+ Premier League goals before the age of 24 (Owen, Rooney and Fowler).

That should change this season with Morata poised to replace Costa as Chelsea's figurehead, but how he will cope with the pressure of being his side's primary source of goals remains to be seen.

Bookmakers have seen plenty of support for Lukaku in the Premier League top scorer market and he is now as short as 4-1 with many companies, but last year's victor Harry Kane remains the favorite at around the 3-1 mark.

"It's not urgent, not desperate to have it done or not done", said Mourinho. Now, he's in his second season and the clouds appear to be gathering over the Stamford Bridge skyline.

Let the season get underway and we'll find out soon enough. My work last season to face teams in the Europa League with commitment was hard, this season it is not hard to motivate for playing Real Madrid, Barcelona, the top English teams, Bayern Munich and Juventus.

"We always had more goals with wingers and midfielders getting 10 goals, central defenders getting five goals, and last season that did not happen much".

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