Ex-Manchester City star makes bold prediction about Manchester United

Chris Hughton's Brighton have come a long way

Chris Hughton's Brighton have come a long way

"I am not happy", said Benitez, a Champions League victor with Liverpool, "but at the same time for me it's a challenge".

They have spent big - Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Ederson amount to about £205 million ($267 million) in transfer money spent.

Across town at Manchester United, Guardiola's old sparring partner Jose Mourinho is also looking to kick on after ending a hard debut season with a silver flourish.

Asked what his message will be to his players this season, Hughton said: "Have no fear".

The City boss didn't specify if they would be incomings or outgoings, but is known to want another attacker and a centre-back to further strengthen his squad. I've always gone for Aguero and I'd love to back him at 7/1 but I don't know whether he's going to play or whether Jesus is, so I'll go with the tried and tested. Still, the north London club has kept its key talent - notably Harry Kane and Dele Alli who scored 47 league goals between them last season.

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City have been installed as Sky Bet's 7/4 favourites for the title followed by champions Chelsea alongside Manchester United at 7/2 apiece, while Burnley join the top-flight's new boys as the relegation favourites.

"Everybody expected him [Guardiola] to come and work his magic but I thought that he was the manager that had the biggest job and the biggest task in front of him".

The Amex Stadium will be a great addition to any Premier League away day
The Amex Stadium will be a great addition to any Premier League away day

Guardiola said the current spike in football transfer spending, which culminated in Neymar's recent world record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million (£200 million, US$260 million), had been building for some time.

"Pep: "@ManCity won't spend like this season again, I assure you. Liverpool have brought in speedy Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah from AS Roma and Scotland full back Andy Robertson from Hull but have not made the kind of acquisitions that would transform their chances of a first title in the Premier League era.

Brighton and Hove Albion - Although in my bottom three, I see this as a great opportunity for Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan as he's going to be very busy. "But we try to win the game".

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The Portugal global was given extended leave after appearing at the Confederations Cup for his country but Guardiola was impressed as he made his City debut from the bench against the Hammers.

He said: "I think if you see the team last season and this season, (from) the four (pre-season) games we played, the fundamentals are the same". It's just a shame that his Old Trafford career ended as sourly as it did.

'It's going to finish.

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