Manchester City want better performances, not more points - Pep Guardiola

Lynette Rowe
August 9, 2018

This summer has seen the transfer window shortened after EFL clubs voted to bring the closure of the window in-line with that of Premier League clubs.

The arrival of November is marked by another cracking double header, as Bournemouth v Manchester United (Saturday, November 3rd, 12.30pm) provides a fascinating aperitif to the Arsenal v Liverpool showdown.

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But his skills behind the wheel might need a bit more honing before his Anfield team-mates allow him to drive them forward off the pitch as well as on it.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

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"It's going to be a lot different to last season as well because teams are strengthening and trying to keep up the pace with us, but it's a pat on the back for us and it's a compliment that people are going out and spending the money that they're spending to try and compete with us".

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Jose Mourinho has spent much of the off-season moaning about Manchester United's squad and the lack of new faces, but there is still plenty of talent available to the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss.

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Premier League clubs will not be able to complete loan deals or sign free agents after this deadline either.

"But it was done for the reasons the clubs wanted to do it, for the purposes of not having a situation where clubs are threatened with players leaving to go to other Premier League clubs".

Football League clubs will be able to do both until the end of August, though.

Who's going down? Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town, Watford. But the decision has been made and we'll analyse it in September when it's all over.

"People ask "can you improve on 100 points" and I say no because we are not here to do that".

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