Pep Guardiola claims Premier League champions have no more money to spend

Jose Verdugo
Agosto 10, 2018

United finished as runners-up last season, 19 points behind Manchester City, and Mourinho has already made it clear that his team needs more players if they are to overhaul their neighbours.

Mourinho's targets for that position were primarily Leicester City's Harry Maguire, Jérôme Boateng of Bayern Munich and Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham.

When asked if he was happy for City to be favourites, he said: "Since nine years I live with that situation, it's no problem".

Manchester United have been hit by injuries throughout the pre-season tour of the United States and there are plenty of first-team stars that have only just returned from their holidays due to exploits in the World Cup this summer.

"We won the triple and, since then, we are the favourites, so thank you - you are so kind!"

"I am not focused on back-to-back".

The Citizens are looking to retain their top-flight crown under Pep Guardiola after the Spanish head coach got his hands on his first Premier League trophy last season.

"If we are happy with our squad and can not improve our squad, sometimes it's better to keep our squad together".

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The manager has to decide which way we play.

"Another point, we don't have more money to spend - that is the truth. They trained on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today, so you can imagine that they're not really fit and ready, but we have needs", said the boss of the quartet.

"We could not spend more than we have done this season".

Mr Bridge said: "On balance, the earlier deadline for the transfer in of players may have contributed towards a reduction in gross player transfer spending by the Premier League clubs".

According to the Times, however, Federation Internationale de Football Association are "planning to introduce a standardised global transfer window", closing for each league the day before their season begins.

"Unlike previous seasons, after 9 August, clubs can not make late player acquisitions either reacting to their early season performances, or immediately utilising proceeds arising from any late player sales to overseas clubs".

And although the club were reportedly keen to add cover for Fernandinho in defensive midfield before the window closed, Guardiola suggested City's transfer kitty is empty.

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