Manchester United chief executive David Gill expects neighbours Manchester City to come out 'all guns blazing' next season after relinquishing the Premier League title.
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Gill anticipates a huge backlash from Roberto Mancini's men next term and believes City's eagerness to topple United will only add to the spectacle of England's top division.
The 55-year-old, who leaves his post at Old Trafford this summer to pursue for a role on UEFA's executive committee, also expects other clubs, who failed in their pursuit of the title, to strengthen ahead of the new season.
"I'm sure they will come back," he told Sky Sports. "They've got some ambitious plans on their investment and their academy. But that's what the excitement of the Premier League is.
"I'm sure all the clubs who missed out this season will be doing business in the summer - as we will be - with a view to come back all guns blazing next year."