Wolves fightback gives boss Nuno something to cheer

Ross Houston
August 12, 2018

New boss Maurizio Sarri was drafted in as Conte's replacement and after suffering defeat in last weekend's Community Shield, he oversaw a comfortable 3-0 win away to Huddersfield in his Premier League debut yesterday.

After the game, Mourinho, missing several midfield options due to injury, praised Pogba for his willingness to start the game after only recently returning from his post-World Cup break.

The English Premier League transfer window closed on Thursday 9 August for the first time after the FA made changes to the league's transfer rules which usually closes on the last day of August.

The Portuguese coach has been tasked with bringing back the glory days to the red half of Manchester, but Claude Puel's Leicester - who have won the title since United's last success in 2013 - will want to ensure Mourinho's season begins with a whimper at Old Trafford. "With Premier League clubs' aggregate revenues forecast to reach £5 billion in 2018/19, clubs can well-afford to significantly invest in on-pitch talent in the quest for both success and survival".

Initially Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva were the tipped partnership in the centre of midfield, however a prolonged rest for both players means the Portugal worldwide should enter the fray for the Sky Blues' season opener. "Forget the name, the history, the shirt, every match is hard".

The Times learnt that there is most disquiet among the biggest clubs, as they are the ones most likely to have players targeted by foreign clubs and less time to sign players from their domestic rivals.

With teams having spent actively in the transfer market, this season promises to be highly competitive. And more fans than the Club cares to acknowledge recognise the challenges and achievements of running a sustainable business and building a top class stadium.

Although it appears Pogba's relationship with his manager remains strained, it still seems highly unlikely that United will consider selling the player. And a squad that most rational observers would agree could benefit from more depth.

Although a stake in Gestifute was sold by Mendes in 2016 to a subsidiary of Fosun, the Chinese conglomerate that bought Wolves later in the year, the agent was found by football authorities in England to have no formal role in the running of the club.

"We showed good control, good football, a lot of chances".

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