Ex-Manchester City star makes bold prediction about Manchester United

Paul Merson Arsenal Leicester

"All pre-season he's looked sharp and fit", said Shakespeare, who gave Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho his competitive debut as a late substitute. In the last six or seven years Manchester City didn't buy full backs.

Wenger added. "I think we have a good level of physical preparation".

Jose Mourinho admits Manchester United could still sign one more player, but he will not be "crying" if they do not.

However, the club did win the Europa League and the League Cup, giving the manager a platform of success on which to build.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola outlines his long-term vision for the club as he enters his second season.

However, United finished in sixth place and an eye-watering 24 points behind champions Chelsea, despite losing the same number of Premier League games as Mourinho's former club.

"But as much as I can I will try to help the team to reach our target and tonight we needed this win as everybody knows the importance of the first game for confidence and we keep going".

"If you're interested, simply pick and enter your best team and get involved with one of the best Fantasy Leagues in the world". I thought Rob Holding might get hooked, as he's looked the most uncomfortable in an Arsenal back three that struggled collectively on the back foot throughout the first half.

Mourinho has added Lukaku, Victor Lindelof and Nemanja Matic for a combined cost of £147 million but has lost Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney while Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young are long-term absentees through injury.

"I will do my best like I did last season".

"For example, hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we spent this season". We got a central midfielder, a striker, obviously the 25 per cent would be for a player from the sides, but we have players. I'm not in a position to say I'm not happy.

Having been promoted as runners-up in the Championship last season, Albion are among many pundits picks to be relegated. "We have top quality".

"I am old enough to remember the last (and only) time we were in the old First Division, from 1979 to 1983".

Luckily for them, they face an opponent in Leicester who they hold something of an Indian sign over and who boast an even worse record in opening matches, winning just once of their past eight. "But the football club is one thing and the team's credentials going into a competition are another thing entirely".

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