Man City news: Pundit reveals ONE team can challenge Pep Guardiola’s side next year | Football | Sport


That’s the view of former Reds defender Steve Nicol.

City won the FA Cup yesterday with an incredible 6-0 win over Watford at Wembley Stadium, their third major trophy of the season.

Having already secured the Premier League and Carabao Cup this term, Manchester City went into the game as heavy favourites and showed good reason for being so with a quick start.

David Silva opened the scoring after 26 minutes, before Gabriel Jesus doubled the lead ten minutes later.


Jesus and Raheem Sterling both scored braces, while Kevin De Bruyne completed the rout.

City became the first men’s team in English football history to win the domestic treble, but Pep Guardiola told reporters after the game that he still believes his side can improve.

They nearly missed out on winning the Premier League this season, having been pushed to the wire by Liverpool.

In the end, by losing out on the title by just one point, the Reds secured the highest points total in Premier League history other than City’s last two campaigns.

And speaking on ESPN FC, Nicol explained that he believes Jurgen Klopp’s men are the only side who can challenge the champions.

“How do you beat Manchester City?” he asked.

“You can either do what Watford did today – sit back and try and get them on the break – and lose 6-0, or you can go gun-happy and try and go for it and attack.

“But they’re so talented and clever, so good, so full of ability, that you can lose 6-0 doing that as well.

“So how do you beat Manchester City? I don’t know.

“Unless you can fill the Premier League with teams like Liverpool who can give them a game, who is to say this Man City team can’t continue to just win, after win, after win.”

Liverpool will take on Tottenham in the Champions League final on June 1 in Madrid.



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