Pep Guardiola's side were imperious a year ago as they became the first club to break the 100-point barrier.
"I think you do take [the growing experience within the squad] on, our squad is getting younger and there are players who have won things".
"Well I think Man City are favourites once again, because of the way they played last season", he told the Mirror.
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Local government agencies and rescue agencies have issued different estimates, which one agency said could be as high as 381. He says, "People are always saying they need water and tarps".
"If Liverpool can get some impetus, then we don't know how Manchester City will react under pressure if a team can stay close to them at the end of the season".
City will make late checks on Aymeric Laporte and Benjamin Mendy after they picked up knocks during the Community Shield win over Chelsea last weekend but both players are expected to be passed fit.
"Equally, it appears to have removed the element of panic-buying, whereby a club may have a poor start to the season and think "we've got to go out and spend to safeguard our future in the Premier League".
United have endured a hard pre-season period full of fitness and transfer frustrations, but won their opening game in each of the last three EPL seasons.
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"You don't really know the team, you don't really know the players, you don't know how they're going to perform from one week to the next".
A video released on the club's Twitter page, shows a dynamic setting with three injury tables in the centre above the United logo with the players' leather seats surrounding them.
Today there is a flurry of games to come your way, starting with the early kick off (11:30 GMT) between Newcastle v Tottenham which promises to be explosive.
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