The problem is that a Murray will be 36 in September and b having him in the team makes Brighton so over-reliant on the long ball that more expensive, mobile new signings are left in the cold. Graham Potter will surely not make the same mistakes as the dear, departed Chris Hughton, who was loyal to a fault and eventually paid with his job. With the best will in the world, he will surely not play regularly in the top flight. Mind you, he will take inspiration from the man below him on this list who was also promoted at the age of 33 after scoring 23 Championship goals, and somehow ended two Premier League seasons in double figures.
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Some worried about a Liverpool midfield that can lack dynamism. This was not what we were promised. Then we looked at the Bayern line-up and it looked really rather good actually; the back four boasted caps and just one year-old.
Manchester City Not at their best, but plenty good enough. They are used to scoring early goals and therefore earning relative comfort. United did not give them that luxury. But when it mattered, the gulf in class between the two teams was vast.