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Chris Smalling: Manchester United are eyeing Premier League glory this season

11 August 2018

The midfielder who amassed a total of 718 appearances for the club questioned the Portuguese manager's idea of a "new-look" for United, saying former manager Sir Alex Ferguson has already left the club with a ideal recipe for success.

'I'm quite young and I want to get better, progress and win more trophies, ' said Pogba.

Paul Scholes has conceded that there is a chance that Jose Mourinho will leave Manchester United during the 2018-19 Premier League season.

"There was never a need to change what Man United do - the formula is there and there was never a need of a new philosophy", the 43-year-old told Malay Mail at Resorts World Genting last month.

'We have big coaching staffs and I think we are more the head coach than the manager.

"We have brought in great managers without a doubt but let's take Mourinho for example. I hope so. Will it entertain the fans? No".

"In my opinion it would be a good performance but with the circumstances I think very good because pre-season was very hard and we needed this fantastic spirit by the players to manage this performance and this result".

He went on to repeat his sentiments that United are in for a tough season, after they overcame opponents who spent more cash in the summer transfer market.

"For us, it will be a hard season because I had my plans, and I had my plans for many months, and I started the Premier League season without a situation I thought was possible".

Manchester United started the window showing real intent: the purchase of Brazil midfielder Fred set pulses racing, but the subsequent buys of Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant meant that their business, upon the close of the window, was largely poor. Stuff like that - they look up to me.

Despite being critical of the club, Scholes is hoping the Red Devils get their campaign off to a flawless start when they face Leicester City at 3am tomorrow.

'But I find myself in the beginning of the Premier League, with the market closed, I find myself in a situation that I thought I was not going to be in, but I think it's the last time I speak about it. "I think football is changing and probably football managers should be called head coaches".

Chris Smalling: Manchester United are eyeing Premier League glory this season