12 August, 2017
The Mexico worldwide, nicknamed Chicharito, enjoyed a productive four-year spell at United from 2010, scoring 59 goals in more than 150 appearances as the club won two league titles and reached the 2011 Champions League final.
However, the 24-year-old has the backing of manager Mourinho, who thinks he is at the same level as the players at Barcelona and Real Madrid, having competed against them in pre-season friendlies before the start of the season. "Winning everything!" the France global told Sky Sports.
West Ham will be looking to get on the scoresheet to peg United back but I just feel that a pretty solid performance at home by Mourinho's men will be exactly the start he'll want and get. They will go into this game in fairly high spirits, with a rounded pre-season tour under their belt where they won six out of seven games and a valiant defeat in the UEFA Super Cup against the best club side in the world.
United have spent big once again in their pursuit of more major honours, with well over £100 million invested in Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic. Is he someone who will score the goal at really important stages in games or make the key pass? We have a very good group.
"The West Ham supporters I've spoken to are very happy with the new players".
Manchester United, Southampton, Cheltenham Town (Carabao Cup) and Newcastle United will see the first team travelling from one end of the country to the other as they play football away from home, but the side has a couple of weeks reprieve as we do have an global break as well as our first Home game against Huddersfield Town, but we're on the road again as we travel to the Midlands for a League clash against West Brom.