'This is precious': Champs City eye fresh title glory

Manchester United boss Mourinho: Finishing behind City feels like one of my best achievements

Manchester United boss Mourinho: Finishing behind City feels like one of my best achievements

The World Cup contingent of Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku and Pogba are unlikely to feature, while Marcus Rashford may be rushed back to play wide left due to Mourinho's shortage of options, which is not helped by Anthony Martial's uncertain future, with Alexi Sanchez expected to start through the middle.

Unlike in England, the window for the rest of Europe's leading leagues doesn't close until later in August, meaning Premier League clubs have faced even more inflated prices when buying from the continent.

But no team has successfully defended the Premier League title since Manchester United in 2008 and 2009, while City were unable to maintain the standards of their 2012 and 2014 title wins in the campaigns that followed.

Their failure to bring anyone in is the first time a Premier League club has not made a signing in the 15 years of the summer transfer window.

"If we play good and we are consistent we have a chance to repeat the Premier League".

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Guardiola was pleased to confirm a major double injury boost with the news that Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne are both available for selection this weekend.

"We have only seen him when he has appeared in front of the TV cameras this summer and heard what he has told the media, and I suspect he will behave very differently on the training ground with his players".

Mauricio Pochettino wanted Jack Grealish, however, Aston Villa refused to sell.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said finishing second behind Manchester City last season feels like one of his "biggest achievements" as a manager in football after the criticism he has received. We go with everything we have in that first match.

"If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together".

They have done so with David Beckham, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and more recently with the likes of Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford, helping these players grow from youngsters into established internationals who are comfortable playing at the highest level.

"We didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it is hard to add players".

"Tottenham haven't signed anybody".

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