Premier League is Man City's to lose heading into 2017-18 season

Premier League is Man City's to lose heading into 2017-18 season

Bernardo was part of the Monaco side that knocked City out of the Champions League at the last-16 phase of last season's competition. Lukaku should get on the score sheet to help Manchester United to ease to a comfortable win.

There's no outstanding favourite and this is the most exciting season.

"But we have players and if we cannot strengthen the team in these areas we have people we can trust and go for it".

The City line-up for their 1-0 win was all-British but the eleven who will take the field on Saturday will be drawn from around the world - with even more global talent having been recruited during the close-season.

"He only played 10 minutes".

"So I'm convinced I have - not just the hope - but the conviction that our second season, in terms of the quality of our team, is going to be better". 'My dedication to my job is always the maximum, even more than when I started. Wembley woe sees last year's runners-up Tottenham miss out.

United will be more tested than last season and two matches per week will be a bigger task than past year, with Mourinho probably rotating less than in Europa League. Manchester United closely trail their two main rivals with a 71% win percentage. He believes he can do it again with United, but he accepts that the squad is "similar" to the one that fell 24 points short of champions Chelsea last season.

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"Yeah, I think they have improved", former West Ham midfielder Carrick told United Review.

"Usually they would say it is time for them to leave, it was the right move for both parties". With 28 goals and nine assists, the Swede ended the campaign as United's top scorer, 17 goals ahead of second place Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

However, it is Man City who have the best goals per game ratio, averaging 2.5 per match.

The Hammers finished 11th in the Premier League a year ago, as they settled into their first campaign at the London Stadium, recovering well after a very shaky start at the new ground.

Arsene Wenger brokered a fragile truce with Arsenal's dissenting fans by winning the FA Cup last season, but the Gunners boss has no margin for error after going 13 years without Premier League glory.

A dismal title defence and the shock sacking of Claudio Ranieri raised questions about the players' character, but a run to the Champions League quarter-finals under Craig Shakespeare augured well. "They have the best set-up".

Victory in both the EFL Cup and Europa League were a sign that the Red Devils have taken a positive step back to becoming one of the top teams in European football. "The squad depth is better this year, and I would like to see us push for the title and win a trophy".

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