Manchester United vs West Ham: Potential XI with three at the back

Chelsea's Italian head coach Antonio Conte shakes hands with Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in London

Chelsea's Italian head coach Antonio Conte shakes hands with Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in London

And he believes he can extend the sequence with Manchester United, especially as he has confirmed he has opened talks with Ibrahimovic to re-sign for the club when last season's 28-goal top scorer has recovered from ruptured knee ligaments.

Ahead of the Premier League opener against West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday, he said: "My initial analysis from January and progressing through other months I was thinking of four players but I am not a hard person to work with, even if looks different or you want to make it look so".

Attack: Jesse Lingard played in the unfamiliar left wing-back role against Madrid but was hooked at half-time so I think we'll see him make way with Marcus Rashford coming in to the attack.

"He was very clear, by showing what he did a year ago, that it was not enough for him", Mourinho told reporters on Friday.

"I'm happy with the effort the club made and happy the club managed to do 75 per cent of the work before the Premier League starts".

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

"In my other clubs what I had was more players scoring goals", he said.

Mourinho has indicated that he wants a fourth signing before the transfer window shuts on August 31, as he needs a winger to bolster his squad.

"I am not a hard person to work with, and I understand the reality of the market".

'We got a centre midfielder, we got a striker, ' he said at his pre-match press conference ahead of United's Premier League opener against West Ham.

Mourinho still speaks of free agent Ibrahimovic as part of the group, saying he is injured for the start of the season along with other "important players" like Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo. I think it comes down to our four away games which will be the draining aspect of the first few weeks of the Premier League season. If the remaining 25% don't arrive I will not moan, I will just go with everything I have to try to win every match I play. "But we have players and if we can not strengthen the team in these areas, we have players that we trust".

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