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Souness tips Manchester United to challenge City for the Premier League title

Graeme Souness has tipped Manchester United to fight their rivals Manchester City for the Premier League title as the 2018/19 season edges closer.

Pep Guardiola’s Man City broke practically every Premier League record last season, picking up an unprecedented 100 points on their way to lifting the title at a canter.

The Sky Blues have strengthened with the addition of long-term target Riyad Mahrez to their ranks, but so far have missed out on signing a much coveted central midfielder, with Fred joining Manchester United, Fabinho moving to Liverpool, and Jorginho opting to join Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea.

Speaking about his predictions for the upcoming season, former Scotland midfielder Graeme Souness has tipped Manchester United to use their disappointment of last season as a motivation for a title charge this time around:

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“It’s very hard to retain the Premier League,” Souness told Sky Sports.

“City have quality in every position, they have the ability to go out and outspend every opposition – but Manchester United will not be happy that City are getting all the plaudits in winning the trophy. They’ll be bang at it.

“Liverpool will be stronger next year, and that makes them dangerous when you think of the firepower they have, and if Chelsea can get a proper centre-forward in I think they will be too, so long as they keep Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard.

“If Tottenham can invest and get a couple of genuine performers at the highest level, they will be a real danger. I couldn’t pick one team because I know City will be chased and harried, more than they were last year, if that’s possible. But if you were asking me the team to beat, I’d still say it will be them.”

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