Premier League's Richard Scudamore hope Manchester City face challenge

Premier League 2018-19 Who is best equipped to challenge Manchester City

Premier League 2018-19 Who is best equipped to challenge Manchester City

"It's going to be a lot different to last season as well because teams are strengthening and trying to keep up the pace with us, but it's a pat on the back for us and it's a compliment that people are going out and spending the money that they're spending to try and compete with us".

United finished second last season but ended up 19 points adrift of Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola's men hitting the 100-point mark in a historic season for the club.

The Premier League transfer market curtain is set to drop on Thursday, while English teams seek to finalise as many as 40 deals.

Tottenham would land the runners-up spot ahead of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea, according to the predictive algorithm.

Other players to keep an eye on are Leicester's Harry Maguire, who is reported to be still keen on joining Manchester United, and Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele who is linked with Arsenal.

Meanwhile their neighbours and reigning champions, Manchester City, have only acquired Riyad Mahrez and Pep Guardiola has already mentioned that a player to back up Fernandinho would be more than welcome.

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Liverpool FC have brought in Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson Becker as they prepare for the new season under German boss Klopp.

With this year's deadline taking place much earlier than usual - it's normally the end of August - the Premier League has revealed there will be a review.

"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".

The 24-year-old England worldwide, who helped City win the Premier League title last term after joining from Everton in 2016, is nominally a centre-back.

"I speak to clubs who say: "This is fantastic, we knew what the deadline was and we've worked to that".

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