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Paul Scholes names four Manchester United players who must improve this season

Ibrahim told of how his son has an upcoming trial at United's Premier League rivals Southampton and had made a special promise to his father after being handed the medal.

Manchester United should be looking for a flying start to the season while Everton are likely to find the early going tough.

Despite finishing second last season, Tottenham, who face promoted Newcastle on Sunday, have boldly abstained from the spending and are yet to make a single signing. Our performances against the big teams were pretty good past year, barring Chelsea away.

"At the end of the game the boys were disappointed that we didn't win".

Los Blancos showed Mourinho's men that there is still a big gap between the two clubs and gave United an indication of what they will have to expect if they want compete at the highest level this season.

Lampard is backing Chelsea to lift the trophy again this season but, as the driving force in the last Blues side to retain the Premier League in 2006, he knows how hard it is for a team to keep their place at the top of English football.

Of those, 167 were on target, making Cech far busier than his goalkeeping rivals. But despite the Magpies winning promotion back to the top flight, the Black Cats were woeful last season and as a result will be applying their trade in the Championship this coming season. Despite this, Burnley is home to the most affordable property price in the league at just £77,525.

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The arrival of Mohamed Salah improves Liverpool's attacking threat and Jurgen Klopp will hope the goals and assists the forward brings will help to kill teams off.

Another notable absentee from the team that swept to league glory previous year is Diego Costa, who has not been part of the Blues squad this pre-season at all after being told he is free to leave. Spurs (nine) and United (12) came out best in that category.

New signing from Monaco, Tiemoue Bakayoko, will not play a part since he has not yet been able to train with the Blues, but Alvaro Morata is set for his Premier League bow after playing in the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal.

Despite their fall to League One, Blackburn is still on top of Premier League rivals Burnley with prices up a huge 11.47% in the past year to Burnley's 8.75%. He gets to the ball, he tackles, he allows other people to play.

Costa was involved in 27 goals last season (20 goals, seven assists), a huge level of production his fellow Spain worldwide Morata now must provide.

Star man: Alexis Sanchez - The Chile global makes Arsenal tick and, if he can maintain his focus with the uncertainty surrounding his contract situation hanging over his head, he will again be key as the Gunners bid to reclaim their position in the top four.

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