Published: Sun, August 26, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Premier League impressions: Only Liverpool have a chance to catch Man City

Premier League impressions: Only Liverpool have a chance to catch Man City

"That has a huge knock-on effect on Manchester United going forward".

Raiola responded with the tongue in cheek suggestion that Scholes use his influence to try and advice the club to sell Pogba: "Some people need to talk for fear of being forgotten".

For Nuno and Wolves, it has been a rude introduction to the Premier League.

His relationship with players such as Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial has been in question as well as executive vice-chair Ed Woodward. It was a far cry from the player who stamped his authority on the World Cup and more reminiscent of the player Graeme Souness can't stop complaining about. Mourinho opened up his United tenure with League Cup and Europa League successes in his debut season, before finishing second past year.

"We have seen [Chris] Smalling play, we have seen [Phil] Jones play and [Nemanja] Matic play at centre-half and there is no consistent partnership".

"He had another really poor game".

Pogba's happiness is the most hotly-debated topic and was fuelled by his agent Raiola's cryptic comments as he hit out at Scholes for questioning the France international's leadership qualities when captain at Brighton. You have to back him in that position.

"There was a time when a players [sic] ability, consistency, attitude, record and application generated further transfer activity".

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Neither did Paul Pogba's late penalty after Duffy had brought down substitute Marouane Fellaini in stoppage time. Therefore, Pereira is likely to make only his second start for the first team in as many league games.

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Game of the Week takes place at Old Trafford as Manchester United host Spurs, with Wolves facing a stiff test at Molineux versus the champions on Saturday. I don't think 1-0 is a result we had very often since I've been in so I'm very happy that we had one because it was the best we could get today. "I'm sure he'll be playing on Monday".

Could it also be that the World Cup hangover might kick in a little later in the season? I suspect Pep will bollock them at half time but to be honest City have played well just that Wolves have matched them all over the park.

Wolves were the better team on the night, though City's central defensive partnership comprised Eliaquim Mangala and Tosin Adarabioyo.

The boom and bust cycle is one that Mourinho can only seem to work with due to the nature of how he manages, it's as if players have nothing else to give after three seasons or simply no longer have the will to work under him.

In the day's late game, though, Salah demonstrated the clinical edge City had earlier lacked with his slide rule left-foot finish handing the edge to Liverpool.

City heads into this game having won their last four games in the English top-flight, while also scoring at least two goals in three of the four matches. So you notice it more when he doesn't play well than when he does because his performance levels are so consistently high.

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