Liverpool could offer biggest threat to Manchester City’s supremacy

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the Guardian—Manchester United’s summer of discontent and Spurs’ off-field distractions suggest that the strongest challenge to Pep Guardiola’s side will come from a more muscular Liverpool More than anything, José Mourinho sounded resigned when he discussed Manchester United’s defeat by Brighton. There was gloom rather than defiance and it was strange to hear United’s manager explain that his refusal to talk about the negative aspects of his team’s performance was because of criticism about his previous...

Balancing risk and reward may be Manchester City’s biggest challenge. Marauding full-backs Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker give City great width but their forays could be exploited by Champions League sharks The problem with excellence is how commonplace it can quickly come to feel. How long, you wonder, before the question becomes less whether Manchester City will retain the title, than whether they might this time be able to manage an unbeaten season, whether last season’s record of 100 points may be in jeopardy? How long before it begins to seem that their...