We needed to do that because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe not just the Premier League and we need to change it. We were not able with those players to find a solution. The Citizens have signed Mendy, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Ederson and Danilo this summer.
Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton on Manchester City: "They've been outstanding in pre-season, and if we're looking at a team gelling and showing the quality that they have, they have definitely shown that already".
"We know better, I know better and they know me better".
The Portuguese midfielder joined the Blues from Monaco this summer having helped the French side to the Ligue 1 title and a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
That untimely habit of springing beyond the last defender has not gone unnoticed by Jesus' mother Vera Lucia and regular matriarchal tips on the art of goal-poaching even inspired Jesus' telephone goal celebration.
New signing Pascal Gross created an unrivalled 98 chances in the Bundesliga last season, although he ended with just four assists as Ingolstadt were relegated. The Argentine has scored against 29 of the other 30 clubs he's played against, only failing to score versus Bolton Wanderers. We try to make a good build-up, try to do high pressing, monopolise the ball, move the team through the ball, attack outside and inside. It's a game of poker at the moment but you learn very quickly in football that contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on. "I am pleased with the business City have done in the transfer window so far". Mourinho will bank on Lukaku to replace Ibrahimovic in United. "I think the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea will be fighting tooth and nail for the title".
The attempt to have his team pass themselves to glory, as Barca and Bayern did, has been compromised and the £34m signing of Benfica goalkeeper Ederson is a key part of the new tactical plan.
Arsenal will also have a strong season while the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea might regret their business in the transfer market.
Socceroos star Aaron Mooy can "make a real difference" for Huddersfield Town when the English Premier League season gets underway this weekend, Josip Skoko believes.
"Without a shadow of a doubt he's had coach influence and support from the club, but he's from a tough background".
Along with Huddersfield, Brighton are the favourites for the drop.
"I would like to see Pep Guardiola stay even if City didn´t win a trophy, but the reality of football is that he would most likely be sacked if we have another season like the last one". Liverpool, too, only have enough for a top four challenge and, unless Jurgen Klopp rotates his squad, they could burn out by February.
"If you see in the first games [last season] against Sunderland and especially against Steaua Bucharest, between last season and now, it's completely the same".