Summer transfer window sees drop in spending for first time since 2010

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City won the title with a record-breaking 100-point haul last season and although Liverpool have been tipped to challenge this term, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp says his team are "Rocky Balboa"-type underdogs".

Jerome Boateng was another option but Bayern Munich have not been keen to sanction a loan move. Ivan Perisic, the Croatia global, also featured prominently on Mourinho's wish list but it now seems that United's summer transfer business will be restricted to the arrivals of Fred, the injured Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant, signed from Stoke City as a third-choice goalkeeper.

"I focus on just what we have, and we go with everything we have to the first match".

Shearer said regarding Tottenham: "They have not had the same finances to throw at their team as the clubs around them but they have still got themselves into a position where they are contenders".

Ben Foster is their most high-profile signing, a proven Premier League goalkeeper, but hardly likely to trigger a stampede outside the club shop.

Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Dalot, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic will all be unavailable for Friday's opener against Leicester. "You can not expect them to be fit".

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"The list that I gave you before of the injured players is an important list and today after training I will speak with that group of players (back from the World Cup) because everybody is different, physically and mentally, to see how available they feel they".

"My view is that, first of all, is hard for me to believe we finished second", he said.

"Is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second".

The Premier League is back this weekend - and we travel to Arsenal to begin the defence of our title.

The Red Devils coach has cut a sullen figure throughout pre-season with the former Chelsea boss unable to hide his dissatisfaction with Brazil global midfielder Fred being his sides only high profile signing.

"But I keep saying and thinking and feeling that the second last season was one of my biggest achievements in the game".

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