Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Gabriel Jesus hopes competition with Sergio Aguero will benefit Man City

Gabriel Jesus hopes competition with Sergio Aguero will benefit Man City

He added: "But we prefer to be aggressive without the ball, it's the same as last season".

He thought he had stolen the points in a debut cameo against Tottenham before briefly sending the Etihad Stadium wild in the 0-0 derby with Manchester United until the assistant's flag was spotted.

Guardiola could start with Jesus and Sergio Aguero up front, given he has used a 3-5-2 set-up for much of pre-season, which suggests Walker and Danilo are to be deployed as wing-backs.

City have been quite busy once again this summer, most noticeably the acquisition of the "super-kick" 'keeper Ederson and the remarkable-double-record-breaking signings for defenders Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy, the two pacy full-backs/wing-backs.

There were some promising signs last season - an opening salvo of 10 straight wins, a stunning Champions League victory over Barcelona - but City never found any consistent form.

After under-performing last season, City are genuine title contenders, with many tipping Guardolia's outfit to lift the trophy at the end of the season on the back of some impressive-looking activity in the transfer market.

We spent, of course, but all the teams spent - except maybe Tottenham.

Manchester City now have some of the top young talent in Europe at the disposal of Pep Guardiola, and two of the best youth players in the team have been recognized for their potential to be great players.

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Taking a look at the targets Matthews has seen while outside the slot over his three years in the league hasn't been ideal. Philly had a lot of questions at corner. "Our priority was sorting out the cornerback position", Roseman said.

"We needed to do that this summer because it was one of the oldest teams in Europe, not just the Premier League".

City will begin their campaign on Saturday when they play away to newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion.

"I like to think I understand the offside rule well enough".

Speaking on his chances in the upcoming PL, the ex Bayern Munchen boss said; "Last season at my first press conference we were favourites, so nothing has changed".

Also worth noting that Burnley's away record last season was awful, and their first five away games are at Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Everton and Manchester City, so it will be neon impossible to keep clean sheets in these games. Now Neymar. But it's going to finish.

"Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we have this season". I've always gone for Aguero and I'd love to back him at 7/1 but I don't know whether he's going to play or whether Jesus is, so I'll go with the tried and tested. When we were last in the top division I was a kid and football was a very different beast then. "The current players are young and will stay for the future", he added.

It's the newboys versus the heavyweights as Chris Hughton's team go up against the two-time Premier League champions.

"We need something more, a little something extra" - Pep Guardiola, after the West Ham friendly.

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