Pogba 'agrees terms' with Barca, tells United he wants to leave

Tottenham's Kyle Walker scored an own goal at Old Trafford in 2015

Tottenham's Kyle Walker scored an own goal at Old Trafford in 2015

No great surprise that he gives a predictable top three, Man City to retain their title, followed by big spending Liverpool, then Tottenham.

How will the Premier League table look at the end of the 2018/19 season? Arsenal have been doing really well in pre-season, Manchester United are always going to be strong. It is very hard.

The key question for Mourinho is whether he can finally get the best out of Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku and find a positive style of play that the Old Trafford faithful demand.

The manager made withering comments on the standard of United's youngsters that contrasted starkly with the encouraging words City boss Pep Guardiola and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp have had for their own young players.

City begin the new season with a trip to Arsenal on Sunday and Spaniard Guardiola suggested the London side could pose a serious challenge this season under new manager Unai Emery.

In fact, it was Manchester City's 2013/14 victory that was the last time the race for the title went down to the last day, which certain critics have pointed out has made a mockery of the Premier League claiming to be the most exciting domestic competition in the World.

This might be the third season in a row that I've tipped Watford to go down, so they'll probably be quite happy to see me backing them to go down. The Anfield friendly saw goals from Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum and Daniel Sturridge, but new signing Fabinho missed a penalty.

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

The new English transfer deadline will be reviewed in September, Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore has said.

"As with all these things, it's only when it comes upon people - but again it wasn't a unanimous decision to do it, so there's bound to be some dissent still around".

"It is going to be challenging, particularly for the promoted clubs, who effectively have two-and-a-half weeks less".

"I want this season's title race to be more spicy and I think it will be", Wright said. "It's up to us to achieve them dreams".

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