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Reports: €86 million midfielder set to reject Manchester City for Manchester United

Reports: €86 million midfielder set to reject Manchester City for Manchester United

The Red Devils have made a strong start to the new campaign under Jose Mourinho as the Portuguese coach looks to steer them to the title for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement back in 2013.

Palace's attempt to stop themselves from slipping to a sixth successive defeat was, in the second half anyway, largely pathetic.

KDB is just getting better and better and his game has developed further since the arrival of Pep Guardiola, now making him one of the leaders of an increasingly young City squad.

The French international displayed the complete package of a modern day full-back at the Stade Louis, combining the ability to defend, blistering pace, powerful stature and immense crossing technique to devastating effect.

Standing 6ft 4inches in his socks, Milikovic-Savic would fit in perfectly with the team Mourinho is building as he transforms Old Trafford into the Land of the Giants.

And former Liverpool midfielder Murphy reckons that their battling win at St Mary's on Saturday proves why they will be crowned champions this season.

Make no mistake: City look like a fierce outfit this season.

Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Yaya Toure - alongside the threat of Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker from deep - will ensure that the goals keep coming for City this season.

Christian Benteke has picked up a knock and we wait to see how bad that is plus Tim Fosu-Mensah can't play against United as it's his parent club and the same for goes for Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the Chelsea match.

"The most important thing is age. Now in the process when [defenders] John [Stones] or Nico [Otamendi] or Vinnie [Kompany] has the ball we know always he is there".

Shane Long was consistently left isolated and was often running down blind alleys, while Manolo Gabbiadini is very much a shadow of the striker that we saw when he first arrived in English football in January. Some of them are going to rest and the next game play.