Man United got their campaign off to a great start by beating a unsafe 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. Striker Harry Kane committed his future to Tottenham before heading to the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation and finishing as the top-scorer as England reached the semi-finals.
Tottenham did provide the most players to the World Cup semi-finalists.
It was more hard in the second half without the energy.
United's boss, about to begin his third season at the helm at Old Trafford, has cut a disgruntled figure during the summer, apparently unhappy with the club's transfer window activity.
Paul Pogba, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard and Marouane Fellaini will be assessed after returning late following their World Cup exertions, while Anthony Martial's availability is unclear after missing the final pre-season friendly at Bayern Munich. Interestingly, what impressed manager Jose Mourinho the most was the performance of the French World Cup victor Paul Pogba.More news: NASA second attempt at solar probe launch
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Jose Mourinho made an early splash as he spent £52 million on Shakhtar Donetsk's Brazil midfielder Fred and a further £19 million on Porto defender Diogo Dalot, but the Manchester United manager was still underwhelmed by his club's business.
But the deal would collapse when United management showed an unwillingness to part with the huge sum for the Leicester defender.
The former Sevilla manager also stated Arsenal's aim of becoming Premier League champions for the first time since 2004: "It's clear, the aim for the club is to arrive as champions, play for titles. City, I think, after two years of working with Guardiola they have more stability, more security and when you watch City's matches, they are playing with a very, very great confidence in themselves". Although Premier League clubs can't sign players until January, Pogba could still be sold to a leading European league this month.
The transfer window closed to English clubs on Thursday, but they are still allowed to sell players to clubs from other countries until the end of the month.
Tottenham spent enormously to reconstruct their stadium and there was little left to commit into bringing more players to beef up the squad.