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Pep Guardiola: Premier League players £20-£25m more expensive

Pep Guardiola: Premier League players £20-£25m more expensive

They return to the fray this weekend having spent around £200 million on players and Guardiola believes an exciting new team is taking shape.

Guardiola says he is pleased to have avoided a fraught transfer scramble close to deadline day by being decisive in the market - but refused to rule out the possibility of more arrivals before the window slams shut at the end of August.

The 35-year-old was the only United player to get into double figures in the league. "But we were not able to achieve what we were looking for".

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the lone player to reach double figures in the league with 17, while Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney were the next best with a mere six.

There has been speculation over Sanchez's future at the Emirates for several months with a number of elite clubs expressing interest in securing a stunning summer deal. In the 34 years since we have experienced highs and very many lows.

Mourinho added: "The challenge is to win more matches than we did, by scoring more or conceding less, I don't know". Crystal Palace is +50000 to win its first EPL championship after finishing 14th last season.

Enough guessing games, let's just get to the Man United Starting XI prediction for the season opener vs West Ham. "If the remaining 25 per cent don't arrive I will not moan, I will just go with everything I have to try to win every match I play". "Last season in my first press conference we were the favourites so nothing has changed".

As the Premier League season draws near, the hype surrounding it is also at its pinnacle.

"We didn't have full-backs and you have to buy full-backs", the Spaniard added. That make a gap and made everything more expensive. Sooner or later it's going to finish.

Manchester City finished third among 20 EPL teams a year ago and last won the title in the 2013-14 campaign.

"We needed to do that this summer because we have one of the oldest teams in Europe".

Yes, people prefer attacking midfield players for points, but you need some balance and Matic has more points potential than most defensive players.

It was an incredible escape act from Arsenal, but Giroud claimed his team, who dominated possession and peppered the Leicester goal, never doubted they would hit back. "Kyle is so energetic, Mendy is such an energetic player, and Danilo too".