"We hoped for more, we didn't get more, but now the season starts for us".
"I was not expecting big mistakes".
Jose Mourinho's fears over failing to sign a new centre-back were realised as a shambolic defensive display saw his Manchester United side lose 3-2 at Brighton on Sunday. Here are the key points from United manager Jose Mourinho's post-match press conference. Coming so soon after he had called City's class into question, the Portuguese was reminded that it may be prudent to concentrate on issues closer to home rather than trying to police how more successful sides behave.
Harry Maguire and Toby Alderweireld were among Mourinho's targets but United were reportedly put off by their clubs' respective asking prices.
A month after he left Chelsea, could Antonio Conte potentially make a swift return to the Premier League. Bailly, not to be outdone, gave away a corner in the build-up to the second and then chopped down Gross in the box for Brighton's penalty just before half-time.
Guardiola hit back at Mourinho's comments, claiming the documentary wasn't disrespectful in any way.
Brighton were 3-1 ahead at half-time and frustrated United until Pogba converted a penalty in stoppage time, and the France worldwide suggested he had not been mentally prepared.
Manchester United fans were absolutely furious with Eric Bailly's performance vs Brighton following the loss on Sunday evening.
Pogba reduced United's deficit by blasting home from the spot after Duffy felled Marouane Fellaini, but it was too little, too late.
Get the latest World Cup news updates. That being said, he is the man who has to do something about the issues they have.
And even though City learned this week that playmaker Kevin De Bruyne will be out for up to three months with a knee injury, the fact Guardiola was able to name substitutes which cost his club £230 million ($293 million) in transfer fees, was a sobering thought for their rivals. Sometimes you make mistakes and you are not punished, sometimes the opponent doesn't take advantage of your gifts, doesn't take advantage but sometimes they do it and this time was nearly three in three. Whatever his worries about the lack of fight among his group, he has to get it sorted.
"The week leading up was good and I expected the team collectively to be better".