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EPL: Can Mourinho's Manchester United maintain winning momentum?

August 25, 2016 17:03 IST
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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and manager Jose Mourinho

IMAGE: Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Livepic/Action Images via Reuters

Jose Mourinho takes Manchester United to Hull City with both teams having won their opening two games on the weekend.

Even Hull's most loyal supporters would not have predicted such a start, many fearing early humiliation after a turbulent summer in which their manager Steve Bruce left and Mike Phelan took over in a caretaker capacity.

But Phelan learned how not to panic in his five years as United assistant manager under Alex Ferguson and a win against his former club would probably seal him a permanent deal as a takeover by a group of Chinese investors appears to be nearing completion.

Chelsea and ManchesterCity are the Premier League's other unbeaten teams and both are well capable of extending that record at home to Burnley and West Ham United respectively.

Chelsea's Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi is another 30 million-pound striker exciting interest and he will hope his double in the 3-2 League Cup win over Bristol Rovers will secure him a starting spot.

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