Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has shut down the suggestion that his team has an advantage over city rivals Manchester United ahead of their Premier League clash next weekend. Several football stakeholders have suggested that Manchester City have a good chance of picking up the three points ahead of hosts Manchester United as they don’t have to deal with a strong Champions League fixture in midweek before their game at the weekend.
Manchester United will host Manchester City in the first Manchester Derby clash of this Premier League campaign at Old Trafford on Saturday. Ahead of the game, Manchester City don’t have the burden of trying to secure their place in the knockout stage of the Champions League like what’s obtainable with their city rivals. Continue reading
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is convinced that striker Sergio Aguero will be the same player once he comes back from his injury problems. The 32-year-old has only featured in 26 league matches the start of last season. A number of fitness problems have cropped up for the striker, who is arguably one of the best in the Premier League. In his absence, City have failed to exert any dominance in the league and they have seen Liverpool pip them to the title last season.Even though Gabriel Jesus has managed to provide a good understudy, the return of Aguero is keenly awaited by Guardiola and those at Manchester City.
Aguero is the top scorer for City in all competitions. There have been very few players who have been able to better his goal tally in the last five years. Since 2015, Aguero has come up with 102 goals – a tally which is beaten only by Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy who have scored 126 and 106 goals respectively. However, there are a lot of concerns about Aguero this time around, as he is coming towards the twilight of his career. The striker has made a successful return from injury on a couple of occasions, but he has went back to the treatment table at the same speed. Yet, Guardiola is not concerned about these problems.
Pep Guardiola could be without the services of one of his players for the crunch Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday evening. The player in question is Oleksandr Zinchencko who’s on national team duty with Ukraine.
Zinchencko is a midfielder by trade but he has been playing as a left-back for the Citizens for two years and counting. He is an important member of the Ukrainian national team squad under the stewardship of Ukrainian football legend Andriy Shevchencko. Oleksandr Zinchencko could miss the Spurs game this weekend after the entire Ukraine team went into isolation upon the news that three players tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.
North London giants Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur have been rocked by the news that defender Matt Doherty will miss the upcoming Premier League meeting with Manchester City after he tested positive for Coronavirus. The new Spurs signing tested positive for the virus while he was away on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.
Matt Doherty tested positive for Coronavirus alongside teammate James McClean and both players have since gone into self-isolation until they post a negative result. Doherty won’t join up with the Spurs team until he has tested negative for the virus. Continue reading
The major talking points after the epic clash of Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League was the rare blunder from the spot kick from skipper Kevin de Bruyne. For the Reds’ Klopp said the sheer bravery of his side in the game impressed him as both sides shared the spoils.
The Belgium international has been consistent over the years, as an assist chief, goal scorer and playmaker. However, De Bruyne was not as sharp as City clashed with Liverpool in arguably the biggest game of the first half of the season.
Injury of the football players is a natural phenomenon but if the star players of a team get injured one after one, then it is not at all good news for the team.
Since football is a body contact game, you never know when your players are going to face injury and thus the teams keep backups for them in the reserve bench. But Aguero’s injury has put his team in deep trouble as they are having back to back matches in the Champions League. Continue reading
Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has opened the door for Sergio Aguero to leave the club in a similar manner to Vincent Kompany and David Silva. Kompany and Silva showed their commitment to the Cityzens with a decade of service and they eventually parted ways on free transfers.
Aguero, who is the club’s all-time goalscorer, has been fancied to return to Argentina for the final phase of his career and Al Mubarak has revealed that the Cityzens won’t come in the way of the marksman, should he opt for a fresh challenge, he told: “Vincent Kompany left when he felt it was right for him to leave and the same thing with David.
Raheem Sterling after the match against Liverpool said that Manchester City is in the process of evolving from their past mistakes and with the win against the current champions, they have started the next season. Jurgen Klopp’s squad was given the guard of honour by City in respect of winning the title after 30 yearsin Etihad Stadium where the squad encountered the second loss of the tournament. City decapitated the champions with the scorecard standing 4–0 with Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden scoring in the game.
De Bruyne opened the score with a penalty and Sterling scored on 35th
minute as the first half ended with double scoring from City. On 45th
minute of first-half Foden added to the scorecard another one raising the goals to three.They had absolute power in the second half as they were pushing to score more goals. City was in good form and they created many chances to score goals throughout the match.
Leroy Sane will be completing his move to Bayern Munich as both the clubs have reached upon an agreement. The German club has agreed upon a deal that has the transfer fee for €60 million. The club will be initially paying €49 million and €11 million on add ons. Sane is currently on his last year at the contract and will be leaving to the club within 24 hours to complete his move with the German side and will not be playing for Premier League side in this season.
Sane will be signing a five-year contract with the club for €22 million a year and this is much more than what City has offered to the player. Theclub offered him an extension deal which was turned down by the player. They have the finances at doubts with the club has been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic.
Benjamin Mendy is readyto fight for the new number of assists with Kevin De Bruyne. He will be fighting when he is back to his form and will perform his best in the team. He was transferred to Manchester City in 2017 and since then he has been struggling with his fitness.
But despite all this, he has shown potential in attacking football. He has assisted four goals with 23 appearances before the football activity was suspended due to coronavirus. He has missed the beginning of the tournament hence less appearance in the matches.