City's wage bill increased from £243.8 million for 2016/17 to £260 million - the second highest in the top flight behind United - but the wage to turnover ratio dropped from 56 per cent to 52 per cent.
"Some of these players need to know each other and have some kind of understanding of the family way of working with the team".
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He wrote: "Whilst the last 10 years has seen many things transformed and evolved in the way that I had hoped, and we planned for, one thing has remained constant - you have continued to be the best fans".
"Our aim is obviously to build on the achievements of the past year. e will always strive for more".
"I want to take this opportunity to say that I am incredibly proud of the fact that the fundamental character of this club and its supporters has not changed in the last decade".
Earlier, reports suggest that young German International and Manchester City midfielder Leroy Sane had fallen out with Pep Guardiola. Guardiola defended Sane ahead of this match and the breakthrough goal settled him into an accomplished showing.More news: Stop Saying that Serena Williams is a 'Victim'
"We were fighting for this kind of chance, and we must be ready for the fight, we must be ready for everything we're going to find there", he said.
Manchester City right-back Danilo is back in full training after recovering from the foot injury that kept him out of the World Cup. "But he did well today".
His second season with the Citizens proved he learnt his lesson as he lifted the English league and EFL Cup at the end of the season.
Liverpool's front line of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah is pretty good right now but even Jurgen Klopp would admit that he wouldn't mind if Aguero had turned his love for the Reds into playing for them.More news: Samsung Teases a Four-Lens Camera With '4x Fun' Event
While the Blues teams which is also full of talents but will be taking sometime for the squad to finally adapt to Maurizio Sarri's style of football. So, who are the leading contenders for the title this 2018/19 season?