Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho reveals Zlatan Ibrahimovic talks

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"Midfield players scoring goals, wingers scoring goals, central defenders good in the air scoring goals at set-pieces".

United have spent heavily this summer, signing Romelu Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic for a combined fee of over £150m, as they look to challenge both domestically and in the Champions League.

"I understand the reality of the market, of the numbers, and I also understand that my club, by doing 75 per cent of what I initially asked for, I think the club did very well".

Defeat by Real Madrid in Tuesday's UEFA Super Cup match in Skopje was a setback, but Mourinho says his team are ready for the new season. I'm not in a position of crying, of moaning, protesting.

AC Milan and LA Galaxy are among the clubs reportedly interested in signing the veteran, but Mourinho is keen to add the striker to his forward options when he is fit again, although there is no rush to confirm a deal.

Mourinho's optimism is based on three beliefs; he feels he has a more settled squad than when he arrived, that they have had a better pre-season than 12 months ago and that their rivals at the top of the division will have greater distractions in European competition this time.

Manchester United are in discussions to re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the second half of the season when he recovers from a serious knee injury, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed on Friday.

"I am really happy to start the Premier League this weekend because our pre-season was very complete in a way where we start playing against Major League Soccer teams and we end it playing against the best teams in Europe", he said. It's not something urgent, it's nothing that you are desperate to have it done or not done.

"He wants more football at the highest level so we are having conversations and discussing the possibility of him staying for the second part of the season".

Manchester United begin their bid to be genuine Premier League title contenders tomorrow, when they face West Ham knowing that an improvement in home form is vital. I will just go with everything. We are going to try to win the title.

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

The Portuguese added: "I want to play West Ham a hard match, then go to Swansea for another hard match".

"And last season that didn't happen much - we were focused on the goals that our striker was scoring and when he was not scoring, the team was a little bit in trouble to win matches".

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