Manchester United v West Ham United

West Ham will go in search of their first win at Old Trafford since May 2007, when a Carlos Tevez strike gave Alan Curbishley's side victory and preserved their Premier League status.

Nemanja Matic made the controversial switch to Manchester United from the Premier League champions last week.

Everton, with their big spending and even bigger ambitions, could indeed be the interlopers, although whether they can bridge a gap that left them in a league of their own - eight points behind sixth-placed United, 15 clear of Southampton in eighth - remains to be seen.

However, before we dig into the detailed preview of the forthcoming season, let's see how the Red Devils fared last time around.

"The club was clever like that because we anticipated what we needed after last season".

"It Begins" was all about City entering football's platinum elite, yet there was a hitch: Chelsea also appointed a pretty decent coach in Antonio Conte, while Mauricio Pochettino was developing an exciting young team at Tottenham, Jurgen Klopp was revitalising Liverpool and Jose Mourinho was back in town - literally - having been appointed as manager at Manchester United. The Blues will put behind their defeat on penalty shootout in the Community Shield last weekend by Arsenal.

Mexico forward Hernández scored 59 goals in 158 appearances during a five-year stint at Manchester United between 2010 and 2015 before leaving for German side Bayer Leverkusen.

They have the services of Romelu Lukaku, a like-for-like replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic - probably more agile.

Guardiola's men take on Brighton on Saturday in their season opener.

"We are in a position to do quality work better than we did in the first season, so I am convinced that our second season, in terms of the quality of our team, is going to be better".

According to the British media reports, City have spent over 200 million pounds ($259.62 million) on full-backs Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo, goalkeeper Ederson and midfielder Bernardo Silva.

"He did well as Chelsea won the league past year, but he didn't go back to the level of 2014/15 and Cesc Fabregas was playing a lot more in the second half of last season".

"My family and I were fortunate enough to travel across seven states, driving over 2,000 miles, following Manchester City on tour (in America) this summer and we had the most fantastic time".

"Usually they would say it is time for them to leave, it was the right move for both parties".

The first week of the season is always one of the hardest to predict, but our writers have a lot of confidence in the top six.

"We have [bought] three players, as you know".

Having insisted throughout last season, particularly when the team was struggling during the winter months, that he would never change his principles, the reality is that Guardiola has modified his approach in an effort to succeed in England.

"I still expect Mourinho to make another offensive signing, He will then think he has a squad capable of challenging for the title".

"In the next few years City will buy one, two, maybe three players".

Costa was involved in 27 goals last season (20 goals, seven assists), a huge level of production his fellow Spain worldwide Morata now must provide.

Vanessa Coleman

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