Crespo tips Man United to win Premier League

Ruben Hill
August 12, 2017

Bale has been linked with a move back to the Premier League with both Manchester United and Chelsea reportedly interested in the 28-year-old but speaking on "The Keys & Gray Show", Coleman said he hopes his Welsh talisman remains in La Liga.

Former Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo believes Manchester United will win the Premier League thanks to manager Jose Mourinho and Romelu Lukaku.

"For large spells of last season, we felt we should have been higher up in the league than we were and performances certainly warranted that for large periods as well".

"I just think that he was very clear by showing that what he did previous year was not enough for him".

"It is hard to say what our chances in the league are but we are setting out to be on top", the midfielder, a five-time Premier League champion with United, said.

The Portuguese coach concedes his squad is "similar" to the one he took charge of last season. "They need to get in another two or three players, I think, to have a chance of retaining that title".

"You know he's injured, he needs time to recover, he's not ready to play tomorrow", Mourinho said.

"When you come out on top it is an unbelievable feeling to know you are the best team in the country, and you have gone through all sorts of things along the way to win that".

"We are in a position to do quality work better than we did in the first season, so I am convinced that our second season, in terms of the quality of our team, is going to be better".

Alan Shearer fears there is something brewing at Chelsea "which isn't nice" as they attempt to retain their Premier League title.

However, Mourinho has lost a number of key players to long-term injury, including defenders Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw, and wing-back Ashley Young.

Having finished seven points behind Chelsea, Spurs have yet to make a single signing, and Walker's sale to City and a season playing their home games at Wembley adds to Pochettino's problems.

Here, we look at some of the top football transfer stories from the British and world media in The Sport Review's Grapevine, published twice a day during the summer transfer window. There are two different people with Mourinho.

"Going forward, I don't think that there is anyone who can match us because we have so many attacking options and great players".

"This time we are all in the same basket and it will be the same for everybody".

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