Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Premier League 2018-19: Who is best equipped to challenge Manchester City?

Tottenham's Kyle Walker scored an own goal at Old Trafford in 2015 Tottenham's Kyle Walker scored an own goal at Old Trafford in 2015
Cary Erickson | 09 August, 2018, 03:33

I remember a little bit Paul Scholes who had the special feeling in that position.

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"We need to rise to that challenge because there are going to be teams..."

Questioned on his favourite achievement in his highly successful first season at Liverpool, Salah stated that becoming the Premier League's top scorer was his highlight.

And Rooney agrees with his former manager, claiming they need at least two new faces to have any chance of dethroning champions Manchester City.

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But he sounded a different tone at Sky Sports' Premier League launch event on Tuesday when discussing the options within his squad who can operate at the base of the midfield.

Another specialist holding midfield option alongside Fernandinho was also a priority but City's pursuit of Jorginho ended with the Italy global moving to Chelsea from Napoli.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are under pressure to be serious title challengers next season after the Red Devils ended up in second place in the Premier League and without a trophy last season. "That's why I am backing Jurgen Klopp's side to pip them to the title".

"But it was done for the reasons the clubs wanted to do it, for the purposes of not having a situation where clubs are threatened with players leaving to go to other Premier League clubs". But the decision has been made and we'll analyse it in September when it's all over.

"I speak to clubs who say: "This is fantastic, we knew what the deadline was and we've worked to that". But there are other clubs who say they haven't got time and wish we hadn't chose to do it".