Paul Scholes slams former club amid Liverpool and Man City spending

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City are the hot favourites to finish top of the pile again this time around but with their rivals strengthening well in the transfer window, they face stiff competition.

While it is hard to see the London club challenge for the Champions League places, they can certainly push for the sixth or the seventh spot this season, and fans should be looking forward to the 2018-19 campaign.

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"He will play exactly the same way and they are going to be very hard to stop, although I think Liverpool and United will both be a lot closer to them this time". "But at the same time they've got something to prove and past year we gave most teams a run".

Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all arrived before the end of July, with Jurgen Klopp eager to work with his full squad throughout pre-season. "I won eight championships and three Premier Leagues but I keep feeling the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game". They also bought in left-back Joe Bryan from Bristol City, plus three players on loan - goalkeeper Sergio Rico from Sevilla, Atletico Madrid forward Luciano Vietto and United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

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"But the harmony is so important and if they get caught too far behind they'll have trouble catching up". They each came up with their own top four.

Newly-promoted Fulham brought in five new players, including Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa for a club-record £30m. Before United grabbed their two late goals, Tony Cottee had made it 2-0 and the team that would go on to lose the League Cup final 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur appeared to have picked up an invaluable opening day win.

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Spurs visit Newcastle later today before Chelsea take on Huddersfield.