Manchester City's Pep Guardiola not fazed by title-favourites tag

Chelsea's England under-21 international Lewis Baker has been sent to Leeds- his fifth loan move in three years

We've got players on loan so if things don't go right it's not going to bankrupt the club in 12 months.

A number of other centre-backs were tracked but the club found few realistic options to markedly improve their backline as they attempted to balance long-term success with Mourinho's hunger for silverware.

City begin their title defence with a trip to Arsenal, with the Catalan insisting his only focus is on securing three points.

Liverpool kick off their new Premier League campaign with a home game against West Ham on Sunday, and Klopp's men will be looking to send out a real statement of intent with a convincing win over Manuel Pellegrini's Hammers side. "We have to wait until the end of November to understand if we can fight for the title".

That's football management. I think football is changing and managers should be called head coaches.

"We believe we can do better, dominate more and we will try to do it".

But as we know opening day games are never simple, often provide shocks, always unpredictable and most definitely full of incident.

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has stated that he does not expect to sign a player today.

But no team has successfully defended the Premier League title since Manchester United in 2008 and 2009, while City were unable to maintain the standards of their 2012 and 2014 title wins in the campaigns that followed.

Speaking in an interview with BBC Sport, Kilbane said: "I have tipped City because of the way they played last season, and how they play but it would not surprise me if Liverpool won the league".

"We didn't sell players and with 25 players in the squad it is hard to add players". It's excellent. They are excellent human beings.

Guardiola was pleased to confirm a major double injury boost with the news that Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne are both available for selection this weekend.

And City defender Kyle Walker epitomised the squad's hunger for more silverware by cutting short his post-World Cup holiday to return to training ahead of the Community Shield.

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