"Liverpool have made some really good signings".
Fulham became the first promoted Premier League club to spend more than £100m with a deadline-day splurge, including André Frank Zambo Anguissa for £30m, while Wolves have also recruited heavily and broke their transfer record this week by paying £18m for the Middlesbrough winger Adama Traoré.
"Equally, it appears to have removed the element of panic-buying, whereby a club may have a poor start to the season and think "we've got to go out and spend to safeguard our future in the Premier League".
Three injury tables take centre position in the middle of the dressing room with the players' allocated positions all set to face manager Jose Mourinho's monitor, from where the Portuguese coach will be most likely bark his instructions as he strives to gain Manchester United's first title in six seasons.
But he was quick to point out his United side were closest to runaway leaders Manchester City last season, even if they finished 19 points adrift.
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"When I listen, when I read, not much but sometimes I do, it is hard to believe that we finished second, because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated and people who win nothing, finish below us, and you make them look like serial winners".
The Reds have failed to finish above City in any season since Sir Alex Ferguson's last in charge, through the David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and, now, Jose Mourinho eras.
"The target is Leicester match and the tactics to be changed in Championship Manager you can just press a button", he said.
"Well I think Man City are favourites once again, because of the way they played last season", he told the Mirror.