The pressure is on Manchester City and boss Pep Guardiola this season as Citizens fans expect a closer title race than what they saw last time out.
City failed to keep any sort of pace with eventual winners Chelsea and former Barcelona boss Guardiola will need to show City’s expectant and big-spending owners that he’s the man to bring the silverware to the Etihad.
Of course, it’s not going to be easy and the City fans lining the bar here in the pub know that they’ll have a real battle on their hands to bring home the title this campaign.
But after bringing in some talented names over the past few weeks, City are certainly looking a stronger unit. But we think there’s one man already on the books at the Etihad that has the potential to be a real game-changer over the coming weeks and months.
The man in question? Leroy Sane, who shone during City’s comprehensive 3-0 win over West Ham in Iceland earlier this week. He gave former City defender Pablo Zabaleta a torrid time, to the extend that the Argentine was hauled off at half-time by manager Slaven Bilic.
And it’s not just his opponents that are tipping him for success next season, the City fans online think Sane could be the man to lead the charge next season.
So with that in mind, here’s a selection of tweets that suggest Sane might be the man of the moment down at the Etihad next season…
I think Leroy Sane will be a monster this season.
— DFJameo (@DFJameo) August 4, 2017
Looked great in pre season. Can't wait for it all to kick off.
Leroy sane will be a world class player in 2 years mark my words
— Shawn (@ShawnfrmMCFC) August 4, 2017
Leroy Sane will have an unbelievably good season in 2017/18
— Bealo (@bealolufc) August 4, 2017
the German beast