Pep Guardiola claims Premier League champions have no more money to spend

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Despite the drop in the gross figure, the net spend by Premier League clubs to this point is a record £865m - inflated by a busy deadline day for the likes of Fulham, with five signings, and Everton whose additions included Barcelona pair Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.

Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant all arrived at United by early July, but nobody has followed despite Mourinho's explicit desire to bring in two more players.

"This is the first time it wasn't like that and maybe in the future it will be revised, I will start the season with the players that I will have all year".

"I'm very happy with the team I have". "The information I have is no", he replied matter-of-factly.

City won the league by 19 points, finishing with record goals and wins in the process.

The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. "When I listen, when I read, not much but sometimes I do, is hard to believe that we finished second, because you are capable of making people that finish second look like they were relegated, and people who win nothing, finish below us, and you make them look like serial winners".

"My view is that first of all is hard for me to believe we finished second", he added.

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"We could not spend more than we have done this season".

Sergio Romero, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Dalot, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic will all be unavailable for Friday's opener against Leicester.

"They returned on Monday", he said. "The list of injured players is an important list and, after training, I will speak with that group of [World Cup] players because everybody is different, physically and mentally, to see how they feel they are and to understand how they can help or not help".

Fosu-Mensah is popular with United fans after breaking onto the scene at the same time as Marcus Rashford.

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"I said last season many times we can not spend every season, we spend when we should spend, we had seven or eight players aged 30 or 31 [to replace]". I was told that during pre-season it looked like I was saying something absolutely out of order, something insane.

The Red Devils coach has cut a sullen figure throughout pre-season with the former Chelsea boss unable to hide his dissatisfaction with Brazil global midfielder Fred being his sides only high profile signing.

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