Manchester City are favourites to be the first team since Neville's United to retain the Premier League, with the chasing pack hoping that a renewed focus on the Champions League might lead to City taking their eye off the defence of their title.
The Portuguese faced criticism of his methods in 2017-18, with the Red Devils considered to have adopted a defensive mindset as they ended the campaign empty-handed.
"I think in the last couple of seasons he's been really, really poor, I think he had a bad World Cup as well".
However, Liverpool did their business early and are not expected to be busy on deadline day after recruiting Brazilian global Alisson Becker for a short-lived world record 72.5 million euro fee for a goalkeeper and midfielders Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.
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Alderweireld only made 14 appearances for Spurs last season in the Premier League due to injury so it would be unfair to compare the impressive stats of Maguire to the Spurs man.
I've spoken to Pep twice on Sky since the end of the season, we did a programme the other day with Dave Jones and Jamie Carragher asking questions.
Juergen Klopp's side, bolstered by the likes of Brazil keeper Alisson from AS Roma, compatriot Fabinho and fellow midfielder Guinean Naby Keita, are the most likely to close the gap on City who won the title by 19 points last season.
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"Arsenal I think are going to be more consistent as a team", Guardiola added. "Nobody is consistent with 11 players".
The 25 year old Englishman, who is a graduate of Sheffield United's academy, came under the spotlight for his performances at Hull City in the Premier League, but unfortunately couldn't prevent them from being relegated.
"In football you need time to work and players on the pitch to work and we didn't have until now".
Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for £72.1million in a world-record transfer for a goalkeeper.
The midfielder, who shone as France won the World Cup in Russian Federation last month, is reported to have told his team-mates he is desperate to leave for Spain.
The experienced Maurizio Sarri is the latest incumbent in the Chelsea hot seat having replaced Antonio Conte last month. But it's been a bit of a odd pre-season for these teams with people involved in the World Cup.