Man United's Mourinho: Prem title more realistic than last season

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Sofiane Feghouli, Cheikhou Kouyate, Diafra Sakho, Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio are all out of the trip to Manchester United.

Manchester United v West Ham: The first Old Trafford game of the season is always a big event and the whole country takes notice. If he can make good on the early promise he showed in January before his injury, he will be one hell of a weapon to deploy.

Jose Mourinho is open to agreeing a swap deal with Tottenham for Danny Rose.

City spent around £120m on full-backs alone, with Walker, Danilo and Benjamin Mendy replacing the four full-backs that left in the summer. One name, though, could be a survivor on the teamsheet from that last meeting almost a decade ago.

And I think Liverpool will be the ones for top-four too, I don't think Coutinho talk will impact on them and I like the work they settled last season. The 25-year old was named the Championship Player of the Year for 2016-17 after hitting 15 goals from midfield on the way to promotion. We have confidence levels of a team that won a European competition and is back in the Champions League. I think the three sides who came up will find it hard, mainly due to lack of experience. Only two English sides have made the semi-final since Chelsea lifted the trophy in 2012. But the solution is not changing players every season.

"United were crying out for a central midfielder with the qualities of Nemanja Matic".

That impressive burst of productivity convinced City manager Pep Guardiola to select the Brazil forward at the expense of Eastlands icon Sergio Aguero at times.

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"It's the same pressure as I had last season", Guardiola explained. And if it's deemed accidental then the goal should have stood, no?

"We needed to do that because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League, and we need to change it. We were not able with those players to find a solution". The group of players are going to stay here for a long time. The club's main aim will be survival, but its stretch goal is to compete as the roster is capable of springing a few upsets along the way. On paper, this might appear as a one-sided affair in favor of the Etihad Airways-backed club. But we didn't realize how poor some players would be.

However, City's record on the opening day is excellent. I'm not in a position to say I'm not happy. But even if that argument merited some skepticism, the fact that a veteran was dropping down a division to carry on playing was a welcome return to the habits of the past.