Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

City United: Evolution of a Rivalry

City United: Evolution of a Rivalry

The United manager had claimed that the shortlist he handed over to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the end of last season went largely ignored. "I'm not confident and the market closes today so it is time, at least for me, to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed, so I will have to focus on the players I have".

In retrospect, by the time Liverpool defeated Manchester City 4-3 in a thrilling January 14th match at Anfield, pinning the visitors with their first loss of the season, the title race was already over. I think back to back titles is an obsession for them.

And there were smiles and jokes aplenty as Xabi, who also played at Liverpool and Real Madrid during his distinguished playing career, caught up with his former colleagues.

"So I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see them challenging for the league this year".

"The challenge for them is can they repeat that level of energy and that level of focus every three days?, but they are a challenge this year, Liverpool".

"I asked Pep directly, Premier League or Champions League?" I do think they have one over on City. "He realises that's the measure of greatness".

City will have to come out of the gate strong, as their first opponent will be Arsenal, looking to impress with their new manager Unai Emery at Emirates Stadium.

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Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Manchester United's detractors a day ahead of his side's Premier League opener at home to Leicester City.

Jose Mourinho's side have acquired three new players during the transfer window - Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant - while their rivals have splashed the cash.

Fabinho, though, insists that he did not receive an offer from United, with it never a case of the Red Devils being knocked back.

Manchester United have a front six of Mata, Lingard, Lukaku, Rashford, Martial and Sanchez.

Predictions are hard, especially when it comes to season long ones, or at least they usually are.

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