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Pep explained City's heavy investment, saying, "We had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League so we chose to put energy in the team for the next five, six years".

Boss Pep Guardiola took a while to instil his philosophy but they finished the season strongly and with a strengthened defence, they look formidable opponents.

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Cristiano Ronaldo - Though he went on to be the muscle-clad goalscoring cyborg we all know and love/hate (delete as appropriate), Ronaldo was well on his way to world domination at Old Trafford. Extra winnings paid as free bets. We spent, of course, but all the teams spent - except maybe Tottenham. We are here to win the games and titles.

With Diego Costa widely reported to be leaving the club, the main striker is Alvaro Morata, brought from Real Madrid, and while he is an undoubted talent, he is untested in English football. It's a first time in the Premier League for Brighton and Huddersfield.

'It's unsustainable, ' Guardiola said when asked about Premier League fees.

City's Arab billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour has invested more than 200 million pounds in new players during the close-season adding to their already impressive attacking options and upgrading their identified "weak spots" at full-back and goalkeeper.

Blessed with a calm temperament beyond his years, Pickford has distribution skills desired in the modern game to go with his undoubted ability to stop shots and collect crosses. But Guardiola didn't have the impact some had expected and his refusal to adapt to the demands of the Premier League or accept criticism of his team prompted some hostility. "We just made it for 60-70 percent for the chances we created and that's poor", he said.

The Premier League season has arrived and now we are simply asking who you think will win the 2017-18 title.

"I'm so grateful - thanks so much to the club for picking him up", Guardiola said. The league is shaping up to be one of the best to date.

"I like the way the team plays, the coach, all the players, and I wanted to come here and learn from them and become a better player. We were able to buy Kyle and there are other English players I'd like to have but we are so happy with what we've done".

Llorente was a lifesaver last term but will miss the first few games with a broken arm and even then, at the age of 32, may take time to recover sharpness.

Champions Chelsea have made some big moves in the transfer market, although manager Antonio Conte is keen to do more business before the end of the month.

Having been promoted as runners-up in the Championship last season, Albion are among many pundits picks to be relegated. Brazilian Ederson is believed to be the answer to their goalkeeping troubles and Portugal's Bernardo Silva is a classy addition to the midfield.



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Mourinho says Man Utd still in the market for a winger
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Manchester duo poised to challenge Chelsea for title — Slater
So Jose Mourihno has strengthened in the areas he's needed to and they look stronger and will challenge for the title. And United give him a good chance of doing so. "We were focused on the goals that our striker was scoring".

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"Nothing Negative" About His Time at Man United — Javier Hernandez
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Man City keeper Ederson: Pep Guardiola said to forget price tag
I expect him to really step up this season after a promising start in the last campaign. It's very rare a transaction doesn't go through eventually, as we saw with Neymar.

Sanchez to miss start of season for Arsenal
Alexis Sanchez completed his hat-trick whilst Jamie Vardy scored a brace, both continuing their fine form. Wenger remains concerned by his side's defensive frailties and insists it is something they must work on.

Nikkei edges down ahead of holiday as investors warily eye North Korea
In Japan , the Nikkei 225 was down 1.29% at 19,738.71, as the yen gained on the dollar, last moving ahead 0.43% to JPY 109.85. Snapchat parent Snap Inc.(SNAP), Nordstrom Inc.(JWN), News Corp.(NWS.AU) and Nvidia Corp.(NVDA) will report after the close.

Wife of ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to seek his parliament seat
As he came out of the Punjab House in Islamabad on Wednesday, he was greeted by supporters lining up on the both sides of road. The people responded in unison with a big "No", prompting Sharif to ask them to stand by him.