Manchester United vs Leicester City preview

Irene MckinneyAug 13, 2018

Jose Mourinho has admitted that every match in the Premier League will be tough for Manchester United this season because of the amount of money spent by clubs during the summer transfer window.

The rest of Europe would in fact have to spend five times more than they now have, combined, to spend as much as the three Premier League sides.

On Saturday London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs and Chelsea also earned expected wins with Mauricio Pochettino's men earning a 2-1 victory over an unlucky Newcastle side.

Pochettino decided keeping players was the priority after a third successive top-three finish. Striker Harry Kane committed his future to Tottenham before heading to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation and finishing as the top-scorer as England reached the semi-finals.

Riyadh Mahrez played a pivotal role in leading Leicester City to their historic league title glory, winning the Premier League "PFA Player of The Year" award that year. This is a major statement for the club who won the Championship last season and are looking to make a real impact on the Premier League this time around.

Less than a month into the Chelsea job and many of his returning for pre-season late, Maurizio Sarri will look for a good start to the season against David Wagner's Huddersfield Town.

Of the players transferred-in, just £175m (14%) relate to intra-Premier League transfers, a record low proportion across the history of the summer transfer window.

Jose Mourinho took one last swipe at the Manchester United board before insisting that he would wait a few months before evaluating his side's title chances. I'm happy to help the team.

But the last day of the window belonged to Everton, who made a triple swoop for Chelsea's Kurt Zouma, Bernard, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes from Barcelona, with Arsenal's Lucas Perez signing for West Ham.

The blue side of Manchester smashed at least 11 league records a year ago on its way to the trophy, including most points - the first time a team hit 100 points in England's top league - the biggest title-winning margin and the earliest title success.

Rooney left United last year after 13 stunning years with the Old Trafford club where he netted a total of 253 goals in 559 appearances and overcame Sir Bobby Charlton as the club's all-time top goalscorer.

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