Youth gives Guardiola, Man City glimpse of squad depth

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In this moment, we have a good enough squad.

"All the contenders, United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham will be stronger, Everton took a good manager, West Ham with Manuel [Pellegrini], always the expectation is high".

According to the club's Twitter account, Sarri and his team immediately boarded a flight back to London after the game, and the Italian is keen to start working with his players at their training ground in Cobham.

City won the Premier League title last season after a magnificent return of 100 points, and they finished 25 points clear of fourth placed Liverpool.

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has predicted the Premier League clubs that will finish in top four this season.

"The second half pleased me", Klopp said.

Pre-season friendlies are all about gaining fitness and getting minutes under the belt for players and that's exactly what Salah needs after his disappointment at the World Cup. Klopp has broken the world record fee for a goalkeeper with the capture of Alisson, while Naby Keita and Fabinho have also been added to his squad.

Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luis left battles over the ball with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze
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"It was important that a lot of players could play 60 minutes for the first time, in hard circumstances".

"But the more important thing is what I'm trying to do for the team and especially helping the team as much as I can to win games".

At the time, Klopp said he would be uneasy at spending such an amount, prompting Mourinho to say: "I think if you have the money, if you invest well, is better than to have it in the bank, because the interest is very low".

As the only major signing to arrive at Old Trafford this summer, Mourinho will be expecting Fred to settle quickly into his new club, beginning with a game against their bitter rivals.

This has proven even more so this year, helped by the absence of many of their higher profile players.

Guardiola believes that despite building a strong resume last season at the Etihad Stadium that the best has yet to come for Sane, making him a unsafe work in progress.


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