Man City have the strongest squad in the Premier League... but are still vulnerable
Agosto 12, 2017, 22:57
Strikers at this level have to be multifunctional assets, capable of more than just sniffing out chances, but Chicharito revealed the inestimable value of having a designated specialist in front of goal during his time at Old Trafford.
Cast your minds back to this time last year when West Ham United were dealing with Europa League qualifying football as well as an exhaustive trip to the United States of America for pre-season.
"It started with Real Madrid and Ronaldo going for £80 million and then Bale for £85 million and everything went more expensive". The Gunners gave the ball away far to easily in dangerous places and were susceptible to Leicester's crossing without Laurent Koscielny in the center to win aerial battles. Although a net $177 million has been spent this summer, there have been suggestions that Mourinho is frustrated at the failure to bring in a new left back.
Brighton, meanwhile, have arguably the toughest match possible against a star-studded City outfit, but the Amex Stadium will be absolutely rocking. I think it comes down to our four away games which will be the draining aspect of the first few weeks of the Premier League season.
Mourinho insists he is content with the United board's efforts in the market and will not protest if the club are unable to bring in a new addition before the window shuts.
Hernandez is now likely to make his Premier League debut for the Hammers against his former club and said of the Red Devils ahead of the game, "It was a great experience [there] ... only happiness".
"We were focused on the striker getting goals and when it didn't happen we were in trouble". Despite being held in the box, Giroud got up and powered a header just over the bar, unleashing a roar at the Emirates from fans who were expecting the worst as Leicester's lead carried on into the match.
"It's the same pressure as I had last season", Guardiola explained.
He and the two boys had traveled to watch the game by plane from London Stansted to the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, and then made the six-hour drive over the border to Skopje to watch their beloved team.
But the most intriguing signings are the three fullbacks.
Speaking on beIN Sports' The Keys & Gray Show, the Scot said: "I think they have got good players, I think they've got a good team, I think they're beginning to build a good team". But it didn't quite work out like that: there was no Cottonopolis Clásico, there was no Rumble by the Irwell.
According to Moyes, Romelu Lukaku will struggle running in behind defenders while playing for Manchester United because their opposition tends to be more defensive.
"But I am not a difficult person to work with, in spite of sometimes it looks different or you want to make it look different". In any case, the ease with which he was exploited by London neighbours Tottenham and Arsenal in the second half of the season may come to be viewed as a template, a potential chink in the Blues' armour.
Jose Mourinho has told his players they must all take responsibility for solving Manchester United's goalscoring problem, while adding that a Premier League title was a more realistic target this season.