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"I am old enough to remember the last (and only) time we were in the old First Division, from 1979 to 1983".

"Of course we tried to buy good defenders to defend the duels, good situations".

"It's going to be tough, very tough".

Brighton's first top-flight match in 34 years sees them host title favourites Manchester City. There's a gulf between Albion and City.

High activity in the transfer market led to the fact that now it is "Manchester City" is considered the main candidate for victory in the League.

"Mistakes will happen and we'll be up against teams this season who are better teams than us and have better players than us".

"I think everybody is in Europe". The defensive addition of Sead Kolasinac looks to be a strong signing.

A poor start to the season has severely hampered Arsenal's ambitions over the past seven seasons, winning just once with three draws and as many defeats. Back in 1979, when we made the same step-up, we lost 4-0 at home to Arsenal.

"Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we have this season".

"What would it mean for me to be the Premier League champion? That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that".

Mourinho added: "The challenge is to win more matches than we did, by scoring more or conceding less, I don't know".

90% of us will have either Lukaku or Harry Kane in our teams. "We kept going and the spirit of the team was absolutely outstanding", he said. I don't think I am in a position of moaning, crying, contesting or to say I am not happy with it. I'm going to be courageous and say the game will finish 4-0.

The Swedish striker who was signed from Paris Saint Germain (PSG) scored 28 English Premier League goals for the Red Devils but was released after he copped an injury towards the end of last term. It will be hard for them to stay up, especially the first time around.

However, the club did win the Europa League and the League Cup, giving the manager a platform of success on which to build. While the Football Association attempts to defend its internationals with a wooden sword, the Premier League, a steamroller, trundles on.

"There is still 20 days left and there will be more transfers", he told reporters ahead of City's season-opener at Brighton on Saturday.

According to the British media reports, City have spent over 200 million pounds ($259.62 million) on full-backs Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo, goalkeeper Ederson and midfielder Bernardo Silva.

"All our players got a decent number of minutes of good competition, so overall the preparation of the squad looks good".

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