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City's mega-spending is a one-off, insists Guardiola

13 August 2017

Meanwhile, Guardiola claims there will be no immediate repeat of this summer's lavish spending at Manchester City. The main time ended with the score 2: 2.

Gray made only nine Premier League starts last season, sparking talk of a move to Tottenham Hotspur as he pined for regular first-team action. Bayern in 90 minutes was 0-0.

"My family and I were fortunate enough to travel across seven states, driving over 2,000 miles, following Manchester City on tour (in America) this summer and we had the most fantastic time".

An ongoing transfer debate involving Phillippe Coutinho looks likely to end with the playmaker moving to Barcelona, albeit for a huge fee, and the Merseyside club will need to reinvest wisely to compete domestically and on the continent.

There should not be any shoehorning of players into unfamiliar roles this season after Guardiola signed three top-level full-backs - Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo - at a combined cost of around £124 million.

From what he saw in those games, Gross believes Albion can allow City some possession - up to a point. When he is out, as he has been for most of the last few years, City are a mess at the back and nobody's champions.

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Gross knows what to expect at the Amex. A hard call to say who'll come out on top before the transfer window closes but, with rumblings of discontent at Stamford Bridge, I'll go for United, who look a little more solid defensively than their neighbours. Bayern played really well when he was there.

"At Barcelona I was used to playing like that".

"He can follow the model of world greats like [Andres] Iniesta, Xavi and David Silva because of the way the ball sticks to his feet and the way he plays in 360 degrees rather than up and down in straight lines".

A late victor by Kevin Reeves relegated Brighton that afternoon, setting them up for a dreary double when they eventually lost the Cup final to United in a replay. "We can't let them feel comfortable". "On top of that, he wants me to enjoy it", Ederson said.

Ederson admitted he spoke to Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus before joining City, adding: "Yeah, I spoke with them, I knew them from the Brazilian national side".

"I was very happy when I found out he wanted to count on me".

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"I think it is unsustainable", Guardiola said.

"He wants me to keep doing the same style of game, starting the build-up". Pascal Gross and Markus Suttner have also been brought in. "We are lucky because would be more expensive now".

"We will have to be patient - and the crowd will have to be patient as well sometimes". And they are spending money as we speak.

Other than that, settling in has largely been a case of watching what his colleagues are doing and trying to copy.

Taking inspiration from his former club Mainz's survival in Germany, Wagner said: "Mainz were promoted and got established in the Bundesliga". If we win we are going to be at the top of the table or close to it as we begin our fight for the Premier League trophy. "Then you try to learn fast".

"It's another culture. At the beginning you look at your team mates, how they do things".

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City's mega-spending is a one-off, insists Guardiola