Time has shown that winning the Premier League title 4 times in a row is an obstacle that no coach or team has been able to cross in the history of the Premier League, but if there is anyone who can break it could be Manchester City.
Manchester City followed in the footsteps of rivals United in its golden era at the end of the nineties of the last century and the beginning of the new millennium by winning the title 3 times in a row.
Under Spanish coach Pep Guardiola, City won the title in 5 of the last 6 seasons, and last year snatched the FA Cup and transferred its domestic dominance to continental by winning the Champions League for the first time in its history.
Arguably, after winning the treble by beating Inter Milan in Istanbul, Guardiola reached the top and there is nothing else he can achieve with Manchester City but break the rock of the four consecutive Premier League titles that have eluded everyone.
But the Spaniard's constant hunger for improvement, given the possibility of a record fourth consecutive league title, means Manchester City's enthusiasm will not stop.
His chase for leaders Arsenal, who remained at the top until the final metres, and ending the season five points ahead of their rivals would be a warning to any team looking to snatch the throne from Manchester City.
Captain Ilkay Gundogan left for Barcelona, while winger Riyad Mahrez preferred to play a key role rather than being on the sidelines, often coming on as a substitute, to move to Saudi Arabia's Al Ahli.
Manchester City included midfielder Mateo Kovačić and Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol, to keep Guardiola balanced in his team.
But given the volatile nature of the Premier League, Manchester City cannot guarantee anything.
Arsenal sat at the top for 248 days before collapsing under pressure from City, but the signing of Declan Rice, a player Guardiola had hoped to sign, would put Mikel Arteta's squad at the forefront of Manchester City's pursuers.
Of course, Arsenal seeks ecstatic coronation Shield Charity Cup at the beginning of the new season after winning on penalties against rivals Manchester City 4-1 on Sunday, after the end of the original time of the match draw exciting 1-1 at Wembley Stadium in London -seeks- to compensate for his strange failure at the end of last season and re-try to climb to the podium Premier League again this season.
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Liverpool, the only team to end Manchester City's title dominance since 2017, spent time this summer getting rid of the old guard.
The signings of Alexis McAllister and Dominic Soboslay will add vitality to the midfield, which they lacked in the first half of last season, which saw the Reds drop in performance and results.
The failure of Jurgen Klopp's side to reach the Champions League will play a role, especially as Manchester United finish the season eight points ahead of their rivals.
Manchester United, whose ownership continues to cause a constant distraction, initially struggled under manager Erik ten Hag, but came out with the League Cup title and looks well positioned to maintain their form but there may be doubts surrounding trying to take it a step further.
Newcastle United, fourth in the standings last season, will be determined to prove they are not up for grabs but will have a tough task of competing for the Golden Square and playing the Champions League at the same time.
Newcastle could help sign winger Harvey Barnes from Leicester City and Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali.
Tottenham Hotspur begin a new era with manager Ange Postecoglu trying to rebuild after finishing eighth last season.
Postecoglu will be Australia's first Premier League coach and faces a tough task after a disastrous season under Antonio Conte.
The future of Harry Kane, Tottenham's all-time top scorer, and the possibility of a move to German champions Bayern Munich remain unclear, and Postecoglu hopes to resolve the situation.
Among the newcomers, Luton Town's return to the Premier League for the first time in more than 30 years will add some excitement.
With Luton having a small stadium and a tight budget, he is expected to return directly to the second tier, but will also try to follow in the footsteps of Fulham, Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest after those teams remain in the top flight after promotion and survival from relegation last season.