Manchester rivals splash the cash in bid to topple Chelsea

"But we have players and if we can not strengthen the team in these areas, we have players that we trust".

"We did it earlier, so we were lucky because now it would be so much more expensive with what has happened in the last weeks". The Spain worldwide then continued his good form on tour, featuring in five games and netting the victor in the 2-1 win over Sampdoria.

"Harry Kane is the best striker in the Premier League right now, but for me, Romelu Lukaku is the best signing of the summer transfer window", Crespo said.

"I think the top four will be Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal".

United, by contrast, will be desperate to land a first Premier League title since 2013, with manager Jose Mourinho not holding back in the transfer market as he seeks to mould his expensively assembled squad into title winners.

"It's not just hope it's convinced that the quality of the team will be better, I have conditions to deliver a better one than the first".

"I just think that he was very clear by showing that what he did previous year was not enough for him".

He said: "It's not because I have always done it that I am going to do it".

Premier League season will kick off on a Friday night for the first time ever.

But now Hughton believes the Spaniard can put those experiences to good use to push his side firmly into title contention.

Ahead of the Premier League opener against West Ham at Old Trafford on Sunday, he said: "My initial analysis from January and progressing through other months I was thinking of four players but I am not a hard person to work with, even if looks different or you want to make it look so".

And now, after a season to settle in at Old Trafford, Manchester United has high expectations.

We spoke to United supporter Kadeem Simmonds to get his take on Liverpool and their most bitter rivals going into the new season.

"Some, okay, have the luck to play Tuesday or Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday, but in the end the same number of matches". He has been at City since age 6, and was selected on the bench for the Champions League game against Celtic in December. Finishing in the top four and winning a cup (unless we Mourinho our way to an ugly and improbable Champions League win) would be considered a failure.

He added: "He's [Lukaku] had a good pre-season".

According to, the agent of Perisic has visited Manchester United to give them the latest on the Croatian global.

The arrivals of defender Victor Lindelof, midfielder Nemanja Matic and striker Romelu Lukaku have also improved the squad.

"We have a central midfielder and a striker, so obviously another player would be one coming from the sides, but we have players and if we can not strengthen then we have people we trust".

Vanessa Coleman