Guardiola: Man City to rein in spending after record outlay


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Ideally, Jose Mourinho would like to add another new face or two to his Manchester United squad this summer. Defenders Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and winger Ashley Young are out with long-term injuries.

It was the inevitable reaction to feeble title challenges that saw Guardiola's City finish 15 points behind the victorious Chelsea side in third place and Mourinho's United drift over the line nine points further south. On the domestic front, the results were mixed as United claimed the League Cup defeating Southampton in an enthralling final before falling to Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Chicharito is one of the big arrivals at West Ham United this season. "We were focused on the striker scoring goals and when it didn't happen we were in trouble".

Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United are equipped to maintain his remarkable second season success rate by winning the Premier League title this term. He thinks he can do more. "He wants more at the highest level so we are having conversations and we are discussing the possibility of him to stay with us for the second part of the season".

And Matic has called on his side to hit the ground running when they begin the new season at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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The former Sweden striker was United's top scorer last season, hitting 28 goals as they won the Europa League, the League Cup and the Community Shield.

The Citizens have been Premier League champions twice in the last seven seasons and with Pep Guardiola still on the bench enter this season with the biggest favorites, alongside Chelsea, for picking up the trophy.

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The scorer was all too familiar, with Sergio Aguero capitalising on a delightful pass from David Silva . Last season we were a humble team and an honest team. "We have to win the games that we can do".

The Hammers are not going to make it easy for United at Old Trafford, but one should not be surprised if they fail to win against the Red Devils.

United's game with West Ham on Sunday afternoon (4pm kick off) will close the opening round of this season's Premier League fixtures.

Between Isco and Luka Modrić, Manchester United's midfield looked feeble compared to their Spanish opposition and even when United did manage to create a clear scoring chance, Pogba or Lukaku could find the net from less than ten yards out.

"The bad news for the Hammers is that Romelu Lukaku scored against the European Champions midweek".

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Hughton has insisted Brighton must ignore any gulf in financial clout however, citing Burnley and Bournemouth as examples of how to carve out a Premier League niche on a budget. His previous two came with Manchester City in March 2014 and October 2015.

Brighton have broken their club transfer record twice in one week to draft in Davy Propper from PSV Eindhoven and Club Brugge's Jose Izquierdo, subject to medical and global clearance.

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