Ex-Manchester City star makes bold prediction about Manchester United

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Pressure on Guardiola, Mourinho to deliver on investment

"If we cannot strengthen the team in these areas we have players that we can trust".

Last season, Mourinho eventually had to prioritise the Europa League over the Premier League in a bid to secure Champions League football.

"It is not because I have always done it (won the league title in his second season) that I am going to do it again", Mourinho said.

Huddersfield Town - Aaron Mooy has been one of its big signings and he was terrific last season, but it's going to be a tough one in the Premier League for it. Make no mistake, for teams like Huddersfield success is staying up. Scoring goals, that's what we were expecting.

Paul Pogba says Manchester United "want to win everything" in terms of silverware this season and get the club back to where it belongs. "We are going to see at the end of the season what happens, knowing how hard it is".

Rattled by a chastening first season in England, Pep Guardiola has gone back to the drawing board in an attempt to fashion Manchester City into Premier League champions. All our players got a decent number of minutes of good competition, so overall the squad looks good.

Class is class, whether he was first choice or not - this guy is the real deal in my eyes, this guy will become a top Premier League striker.

Mourinho On Man United's EPL Title Chances, New Signings, Zlatan Comeback
The game will show how well manager Arsene Wenger has prepared to fight back into the top four after they missed out last season . Chelsea open their Premier League title defence against Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday after a summer of speculation.

The Portuguese manager believes it will take two or more years to restore the Red Devils to their rightful place among the very best after four seasons of upheaval following Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.

"I don't think I'm in a position of crying, moaning, protesting. Manchester City are many pundits" favourites for the title this year.

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

Wayne Rooney returns to Everton eyeing the two goals he needs to reach 200 in the Premier League, and will face opening opponents against whom he has scored five times in the top flight including a previous brace in 2012.

"Last season we were [favourites] too and we finished 15 points behind", Guardiola said.

He said the 30 year-old, who scored the victor in tonight's 4-3 win over Leicester, was "at the top of his game" and that he had never wanted to move him on.

Mourinho knows they were over-reliant on the injured ex-Swedish striker's goals and wants more support for this season's main man Romelu Lukaku.

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