In Premier League 2016/17 season, Manchester City’s stands 3rd. Pep Guardiola’s squad started last season with six wins in a row, averaging three goals a game, it seemed like no one could catch them and 10 consecutively in all competitions before losing six league games in a season for the first time as a manager.
He also suffered his heaviest defeat as a boss when his team lost 4-0 at Everton in January and recorded his first finish outside the top two. This all started after the lost of his first match as Man City manager, 2–0 against Tottenham Hotspur.
INS: Benjamin Mendy (£49.2 million, Monaco), Danilo (£26.9 million, Real Madrid), Bernardo Silva (£43 million, Monaco), Ederson (£34.7 million, Benfica), Kyle Walker (£50 million, Tottenham), Douglas Luiz (undisclosed, Vasco da Gama)
OUTS: Pablo Zabaleta (free, West Ham), Enes Unal (£12 million, Villarreal), Gael Clichy (Istanbul Basaksehir), Jesus Navas (released), Willy Caballero (free, Chelsea) Bacary Sagna (released), Billy O’Brien (released), Bruno Zuculini (undisclosed, Hellas Verona), Ellis Plummer (released), Angus Gunn (loan, Norwich), Aaron Mooy (£8 million, Huddersfield) Joe Coveney (free, Nottingham Forest) Nolito (undisclosed, Sevilla), Callum Bullock (released), Ashley Smith-Brown (loan, Hearts), Angelino (loan, NAC Breda), Bersant Celina (loan, Ipswich), Ruben Sobrino (undisclosed, Alaves), Olivier Ntcham (undisclosed, Celtic) Joe Hart (loan, West Ham)
Heading into this season, Given the money Blues of Manchester Boss has spent and the overwhelming quality in our squad, anything other than a proper title challenge will be a failure.This summer with five players already signed and sealed, Blues of Manchester Boss – Pep Guardiola still interested in making more signings.
City’s pre-season has undoubtedly been a success.
The two-week tour of the US was ideal preparation. Three highly competitive matches in front of large crowds, as well as a number of intensive training session at world-class facilities, meant the players returned to Manchester in much better shape than when they departed.
Man City also welcomes thousands of City fans at CFA to watch an open training session with Pep Guardiola and his squad as the Club officially kicked off the new season.
City’s manager, Pep Guardiola to take his full squad to a training camp in Spain at the start of the season for a four-day camp the day after the Premier League season opener at Brighton. It is a chance for City’s manager to work with the full squad as some players missed the pre-season trip to the United States.
Bernardo Silva: Silva looks set to be a significant figure for Manchester City. He’s kind of player who can unlock a defence with a key pass or a moment of technical brilliance. There aren’t many with his kind of quality. He can play off either the left or the right, or play as a No. 10, giving Guardiola plenty of options.
Benjamin Mendy: Mendy became the most expensive defender of all time. The 23-year-old arrived as one of the premier talents out of Ligue 1, but most importantly he fill in the controlled leaks of two 31- year- old left backs in Aleksandar Kolarov and Gael Clichy.
Kyle Walker: Walker becomes City’s third signing of the summer. The right-back joins from Tottenham on a five-year deal. Kyle Walker is a fine full-back, one capable of producing quality at both ends of the pitch.
Danilo Luiz Da Silva: Few weeks ago, Blues of Manchester signed defender Danilo from Real Madrid. Danilo performance impressed this pre-season and it will be interesting to see how he fares this season.
Raheem Sterling: Sterling had a good season last year, appearing 33 Premier League matches getting 7 goals and 7 assists last year and City won 21 of the games he appeared. Sterling possesses elite pace and dribbling ability and can beat fullbacks regularly.
Ederson Moraes: Ederson Moraes joined Manchester City this summer for £35 million. The signing of this player should bring new hope to the Etihad. He is promising young talent comparing to the likes of Manuel Neuer. And has shown his swiftness and proven himself with some fantastic saves in pre season.
Gabriel Jesus: Manchester City’s young forward Gabriel Jesus is quite possibly one of the hottest Brazilian talents in world football to date. Since making his debut against Tottenham Hotspur, Jesus prospect has been a goal machine, scoring seven times in his first ten appearances in the Premier League.
Leroy Sane: Leroy Sane has announced himself with some fantastic performances against the top clubs last season, and expectations from the Belgian is only increasing amongst the Cityzens.Sane netted nine in last season and will be looking to add many more to his name.
Sergio Aguero: The City’s striker Aguero has been the main man for years, but increasing competition with Gabriel Jesus will increase his pressure to perform. With last season, City’s Boss preferring Gabriel Jesus over him until Gabriel was ruled out with injury. Now he will be looking to show his mark and show who the real boss is.
Kevin De Bruyne: Kevin De Bruyne has been one of the core Manchester City members since his arrival and this season again The Manchester superstar will be looking to provide some more with Gabriel Jesus and Aguero,but more than that we will be looking how he will do with Wing-backs on either side,Will he look to make the game or Go for the Providing fame
As the pundits say – Manchester City are favorites to win the title and more than the title Pep is looking to make Manchester City his Barcelona and We as fans will be looking for that Tiki-Taka and Halo on the name – “Manchester City” where other teams would have goosebumps when they have their City fixture.The hopes are high after high spending summer by City and Pep Guardiola will be looking to prove himself after ‘not up to the mark debut season’.