After UEFA Europa League disappointment, against Belgian side Lokeren, Steve Bruce has started this week on an extremely positive note, capping a successful transfer window with four more Deadline Day signings to boost his squad for the fourth coming Barclays Premier League campaign.
Manchester City fell to a surprise defeat at the hands of Stoke City on Saturday afternoon as former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf sealed the Potters' first ever victory at the Etihad Stadium.
After years of making headlines with his idiotic antics and world beating skill, Luis Suarez seems to have bucked up his ideas for the 2013-14 season, after missing the first 6 competitive games of Reds season. But exactly how much has he changed?
With the transfer window coming to a close and Manchester United's chances of securing a big name player becoming seriously unlikely, David Moyes will need to look at some alternatives to his top targets if he really wants to make some changes to his under-performing side.