Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

5 players Manchester United should have bought this summer

5 players Manchester United should have bought this summer

Marouane Fellaini was brought on to replace the French global and the Belgian proved why he is so important to Jose Mourinho by putting United ahead before setting up Marcus Rashord later in the second half.

Koeman claimed victories over Louis van Gaal's United in January 2015 and 2016 with Southampton, while only a last-gasp Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty against Everton in April denied him a hat-trick of Old Trafford wins.

And Mourinho expects the United faithful to recognise his achievements - but just hopes they don't give him too much encouragement during the game.

"There are plenty of goals in the team", he told United's website.

Pogba, who has played every minute of United's Premier League games to date, limped out of the 3-0 Champions League win over Basel on Tuesday on 19 minutes with a torn hamstring. Needless to say, he is one of Everton's main threat in the match. Mourinho said about his former captain.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes it will be hard for summer signing Romelu Lukaku to match the goalscoring exploits of former striker Wayne Rooney. The Merseysiders have struggled to score goals this season, and have managed only two goals in four league games.

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5 players Manchester United should have bought this summer

The Portuguese will also be determined to see Rooney kept quiet once more - not to prove any kind of point to a departed hero, but to ensure that the home support are given no cause to get sentimental once any pre-game fanfare is out of the way. Of course, Lukaku isn't the only former Everton player in the building - Marouane Fellaini has become a key player for Mourinho, and he is [4.4] to score his third goal in four games.

"I think this Premier League is much more defensive minded, and much more hard". "We know him really well but he's one of the best strikers", said the Dutchman.

That will mean United will have to make do without his services for Premier League meetings with Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace.

Mourinho, however, believes that United can offer even more precision going forward this season.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman revealed he would hold a meeting with his senior players to try to get their season back on track before the trip to Old Trafford.

Paul Pogba ignored advice from Manchester United's medical team and trained privately despite concerns over his hamstring, resulting in his latest injury setback.

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