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Jose Mourinho gives his Manchester United squad a huge compliment ahead of West Ham opener

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Jose Mourinho may have won the Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield during his debut season in charge of Manchester United, but he still has plenty more to achieve.

The Red Devils only managed to secure a place in the Champions League last season by winning the Europa League, having finished sixth in the Premier League.

And their failure to make a stern challenge for the title was somewhat disappointing given Mourinho's high regard and the huge arrivals of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba last summer.

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But their ok start to life under the Portuguese last season will be expected to change dramatically this campaign, having spent over £150 million on reinforcements across the park.

Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic are three impressive signings that will all be expected to significantly improve their chances of securing a first league title in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.

Indeed, it won't simply be Mourinho's acquisitions this summer that will make the difference between finishing sixth again and winning the league.

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Consistency, more goals throughout the United team and fortune with injuries will all be highly significant factors also. However, morale will also be vitally important.

But one of Mourinho's downfalls over the years has been the disharmony that has grown between himself and one or two key players throughout his long and illustrious managerial career.

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Most recently, at Chelsea, it was made clear during his final season in charge at Stamford Bridge that a number of players had become unhappy - leading to his dismissal shortly before Christmas.

However, thankfully for United fans, they will no reason to fear that the same could happen at Old Trafford.

Mourinho makes confession

In his pre-match programme notes ahead of the Red Devils' season opener at home to West Ham, Mourinho confessed: "During my long career I have never worked with a group I like as much as this one."

The 54-year-old has worked some of the biggest names in world football down the years, but it appears he has his big star-studded squad all on his side at Old Trafford.

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And that will be crucial in a campaign that sees United return to the Champions League and looking to finish ahead of the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal in the title race.

Time will tell if Mourinho really has all of his players singing from the same hymn sheet and buying into his philosophy for the upcoming campaign.

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