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Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho were opponents on the opening day in 2014

Guardiola says key players Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling are both available to face Arsenal on Sunday, after returning to training on Monday following their respective runs to the World Cup semi-finals with Belgium and England.

But with Leicester demanding a fee of £75million - a world record for a defender - United looked elsewhere, though were ultimately left without any defensive recruits after a frustrating window.

Players can still leave the Premier League before the end of this month but no-one can now come in.

The Leicester City defender made his mark for the Three Lions at the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup, scored his first global goal and was the brain behind Gareth Southgate's solid defence line during the World Cup. "I haven't won the Premier League, I haven't won the Champions League, I haven't won the European Championship so there are more to win", he said.

United finished as runners-up last season, 19 points behind Manchester City, and Mourinho has already made it clear that his team needs more players if they are to overhaul their neighbours.

Protests by fans against Newcastle owner Mike Ashley started away from the stadium outside a branch of his discount sportswear chain.

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Surprisingly, newly-promoted Fulham was third on the highest spenders' list with 105.3 million euros spent on seven players.

However, despite links to numerous targets, United are yet to reinforce.

"Over the last few years, a manager we revere has forged an exciting team that has challenged for top honours".

Staying in London, and in arguably one of the more weird transfer rumours of the summer, Tottenham Hotspur left back Danny Rose could be planning to swap the Premier League for the Bundesliga, with Champions League outfit Schalke said to be interested. I think we played well in periods and we played against a good team that invests more than us.

One hotly debated incident Saturday was Phil Jagielka's sliding lunge into Diogo Jota's ankle which the referee couldn't view again before deciding to send off the Everton defender at Wolves.

August 9 was chosen because it was the day before the start of the Premier League season, in an effort to avoid unsettled players starting in the opening fixtures.

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