Five things we learned in Premier League's first weekend

13 August, 2018, 01:13 | Author: Miranda Cannon
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Man United got their campaign off to a great start by beating a risky Leicester City side 2-1 at Old Trafford, with Paul Pogba scoring a third-minute penalty and Luke Shaw bagging his first career goal late on. I think maybe another signing or two, ' Rooney told Sky Sports.

Ahead of the 2018/2019 season kick-off, we take a look at which teams spent the most money during the just concluded window. So much has changed at the central England team since it was last among the elite six years ago, with Chinese ownership investing heavily and utilizing its business relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo's agent to attract players.

Manager Rafa Benitez will be relieved that captain Jamaal Lascelles has opted to stay at St. James Park and will look to maintain the standards that saw the Magpies finish tenth in the table last season.

"I focus on just what we have, and we go with everything we have to the first match".

"Last year was an unbelievable year for City, but the other teams have all strengthened and they will be confident going into the new season".

Two-goal Everton hero Richarlison has expressed thanks to "father figure" Marco Silva for giving him a platform to shine in the Premier League. "I feel that we have the players and the quality to retain the title this year though".


But United are even more shorthanded by the quick turnaround between the World Cup and the start of the new season.

"The Premier League is tough no matter who you are playing". When you believe in one player to improve the squad, you have to do everything that is possible for us as a club to sign these players.

He also praised Luke Shaw, who scored to seal the win and had been a target for Mourinho's criticism last season.

Last season he made 30 appearances for Freiburg and scored one goal.

City will be strengthened by the £60m capture of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, who Sane describes as " a fantastic player who has already won the Premier League". But anything less than a convincing victory will stir debate about Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy's failure to deliver new players for his manager at the start of a campaign that will see the club move into the rebuilt White Hart Lane stadium after a year at Wembley.

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