The Curious Summer of Manchester United & Tottenham

The Curious Summer of Manchester United & Tottenham

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.

With Chelsea and Arsenal both beginning years with new managers and huge questions marks over what comes next, not spending buckets of cash on new players isn't such a bad thing - both United and Tottenham are expected and expect of themselves to be in the top 4, maybe even compete for the titles. Although Premier League clubs can't sign players until January, Pogba could still be sold to a leading European league this month.

Top-scorer at the World Cup in Russia, Harry Kane couldn't find the net in Tottenham's season-opener against Newcastle. "I haven't won the Premier League, I haven't won the Champions League, I haven't won the European Championship so there are more to win", he said.

The summer deadline window was moved from 31 August to the day before the Premier League season starts after a vote by clubs past year to ensure a more level playing field.

Manager Rafa Benitez has been unhappy there were only four off-season arrivals, with outgoings ensuring a transfer profit of around $35 million.

For the first time since the summer transfer window was opened in 2003 teams in England decided that they wanted to close the window in time for the start of the Premier League season.

"I will have to focus on the players I have and in relation to this first couple of matches". American owner Shahid Khan has funded the recruitment of 12 players for the west London club.

United chased a number of targets during the summer window, from Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld to a late move for Atletico Madrid stalwart Diego Godin, but were ultimately unsuccessful. Only one of the 10 recruits did start: Brazilian defender Bernardo.

In anticipation of another thrilling campaign, we take a trip down the memory lane to look at the EPL champions, who slumped after winning the league. The World Cup will stay in my mind, but I want to win all the trophies.

Everton's plans were derailed by Phil Jagielka being sent off in the 40th for a high-studs challenge on Diogo Jota's ankle.

However, Emery is adamant that the aggressive style of play he will bring to the club will be the deciding factor this season.