Manchester City's Pep Guardiola not fazed by title-favourites tag

Andre Ayew has headed on loan to Fenerbahce

Champion Manchester City had already signed winger Riyad Mahrez for a club-record 60 million pounds from Leicester. Manchester United signed midfielder Fred, defender Diogo Dalot and goalkeeper Lee Grant last month, but manager Jose Mourinho was left frustrated in his efforts to further strengthen.

"I'm not confident, I'm not confident and the market closes today so is time at least for me to stop thinking about the market because the market will be closed".

"I am so happy with the team and, from last season, I said maybe one more player, maybe two".

"I will have to focus on the players I have in relation to the first three matches, because after Spurs there is an global break and I have a couple of weeks to recover people and prepare them better".

"We didn't have much money this year, that's the truth after last summer", he explained in his pre-match press conference.

Mourinho revealed this morning he is not expecting anybody to join United before the transfer deadline, with the window shutting at 5pm.

Mourinho had warned it would be a "difficult season" if United did not make any more acquisitions and it now looks like his side will miss out.

Having previously managed Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Guardiola is used to high expectations.

Deloitte sport business group has released figures regarding the amount spent on transfer of players in the Premier League this summer.

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

"[Alexis is] more than ready but you can not have the players who arrived only last Monday after the World Cup semi-finals or final and three weeks' holiday".

Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and Phil Jones all came back early from their own extended breaks but Mourinho sounded downbeat again when he was asked about the new season.

"My view is that first of all it is hard for me to believe we finished second", said Mourinho ahead of his side's Premier League opener against Leicester.

Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all arrived before the end of July, with Jurgen Klopp eager to work with his full squad throughout pre-season.

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