With only five days until the transfer market closes for Premier League clubs, the Chelsea manager hopes to convince Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard to do the same. It is true that you never know how long it can take, it is true that we still have a few players who are not with us, but with the squad we have, we have to try and go with everything we have on Sunday and try to lift the trophy. I saw three games [of Chelsea] in pre-season and he got it. Brian McClair, who played for United from 1987 to 1998, told BBC World Service Sport: "You should, at some point, look as though you are enjoying it. Jose maybe enjoys himself internally but from a football point of view, the Manchester United fans would very much welcome to see him smiling and laughing at appropriate times".
The Spanish global acknowledges it is a different brand of football compared to what they have utilised under Antonio Conte but insists it has been fun to learn Sarri-ball.
Chelsea have not had the best luck in the curtain-raiser losing their past three matches in the Community Shield, in 2017 and 2015 when beaten by Arsenal and 2012 when Man City got the better of them. Of course, they need more time to work on everything but the ideas are already there.
He netted 17 goals as City won the Premier League and the Carabao Cup last term. Antonio [Conte] was, Maurizio will be too.
The two coaches share the same footballing philosophy and met for dinner with former Italy manager Arrigo Sacchi in June, when Guardiola warned him of the perils of English football.
"Gabriel has improved a lot since he came", the City boss said. Both sides have four victories apiece in the fixture.
And City have asked for a work permit for the 20-year-old.
"If at the end we decide to bring another one, it is because he's a special player, can be a special player for the future, not to have one more player for the number". We started two and a half weeks ago.