City manager Pep Guardiola will be under pressure from the start after strengthening his squad with five new signings in the transfer window, costing the club some $286 million. In the 34 years since we have experienced highs and very many lows.
The United boss made no secret of his desire to bring in another attacking option with Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic his first choice for the role.
Mourinho's side begin their Premier League campaign at home to West Ham on Sunday having enjoyed a strong pre-season, winning six out of seven friendlies before losing to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday.
Manchester is a bit different from the city I used to live in - it's colder!
"To try to develop things that we normally don't do and in this moment there are so many teams playing with three in the back and wing-backs that probably, sometimes we may have to play that way".
He said: "Last season we were favourites too and finished 15 points behind and, from my experience as a manager, always in the beginning of the season, the new teams are the toughest ones". We were not able with those players to find a solution.
Arsenal will face Leicester in the first of the 380 league matches this season over the next 10 months. "That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that".
Brighton and Hove Albion - Although in my bottom three, I see this as a great opportunity for Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan as he's going to be very busy. I don't say the league because I have been in this league a long time.
It should be a more interesting ride than it was last season, mostly in the Premier League, but the Champions League anthem returns at Old Trafford, as well.
"We were focused on the goals that our striker was scoring". He is one of the best midfielders in the world, with extraordinary technique and physical capabilities.
"It's the same pressure as I had last season", Guardiola explained.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said the club will curb their transfer spending in future years after a huge outlay on players during the close season.