"We could not spend more than we have done this season".
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There may be some worry that their World Cup stars - Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, John Stones, to name only three - will start the campaign slowly, but the squad has such strength in depth that City will cope with any early-season fatigue.
Mourinho has been further irked by seeing rivals Liverpool steal a march on United to emerge as the second favourites for the title behind Manchester City thanks to a more than £170 million splurge on new signings. "If we play good and are consistent like last season, we have a chance to repeat".
I think maybe another signing or two, ' Rooney told Sky Sports.
And City defender Kyle Walker epitomised the squad's hunger for more silverware by cutting short his post-World Cup holiday to return to training ahead of the Community Shield. Last season we were so happy.
The game on Merseyside will be particularly interesting for African fans, with the Reds' Egyptian superstar, Mohamed Salah, hoping to continue from where he left off last season, while new signing, Guinea's Naby Keita, will also want to make a big impact on his Premier League debut.
"But looking at the squad Jurgen Klopp has assembled, I will be amazed if Liverpool don't push them very, very close".
Hello good day and welcome to our continuous and comprehensive coverage of the 2018/19 English Premier League which kicked off yesterday with Man United getting a hard-fought 2-1 win over Leicester at Old Trafford.
"It is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second - which I keep saying, and it is sometimes hard to believe". It provides them the opportunity to approach players in the Premier League like they've never been able to before - it's quite intriguing really.
"Just be a goalkeeper".
"It's about making the right decisions in the right moments".