Pep Guardiola: 'Almost impossible' for Manchester City to break own records

Posted July 25, 2018

Of the 16 players to go to the World Cup, Bernardo Silva is the only one to join up with the first team, while Benjamin Mendy will be reunited with the squad when they arrive in Miami on Thursday.

"If we are not able to be consistent and be there to win the title... football trainers are always in a risky position".

"The result was not the mirror of the game, but it's more important in this period the performance", former Napoli boss Sarri told chelseafc.com.

Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luis left battles over the ball with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze

Whether Pep will entrust Cocu with the development of Nmecha, a striker with great potential, remains to be seen and there is likely to be plenty of interest from other clubs in the England youth worldwide if City are open to a loan. "I completely understand", he said.

City finished 19 points clear of Manchester United in second, scoring a record 106 goals, and secured 32 league victories. In the holding midfield position we don't have less players because Fernandinho is still there one more year, [Ilkay] Gundogan can play there, Fabian Delph can play there. "If Liverpool believes they should spend this kind of money, it is because they believe it is best for them". If they think it's best for them, that's ideal for them.

"Always, Liverpool is a contender".

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The City manager added: "Liverpool are contenders to win the title, we are one". 100 points: the level is here, now we try to take the level, and every team tries to do better and better.

"Always the expectation is high, we want to do really well and continue what we started two seasons ago. Nobody knows what will happen this season".

After four failed bids in January, City finally completed the £60m signing of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester this summer, in a deal which saw him become the most expensive signing in the club's history.

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The winger's arrival in Manchester has got his German team-mate excited for the new Premier League campaign - but he can't tell him that! Great work from the Manchester City team.

The pair know each other extremely well, having worked together during their time at Barcelona - with Guardiola signing Villa from Valencia in 2010.

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