It has been the perfect start to the season for Manchester City. The Sky Blues have six points from a possible six to start their 2018/19 campaign.
The Etihad outfit comfortably beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates, in a match where the result never really seemed to be in doubt. They then bossed Huddersfield Town, and defeated the Terriers 6-1, in a fixture where the only question was really how many goals City would score.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side look like an unstoppable force in English football. Whilst they dominated in the Premier League last season, winning the title with 100 points, they once again faced disappointment in Europe, losing in the Champions League to Premier League rivals Liverpool.
The next step for Guardiola is surely to win a Champions League, as his side seem to have proved all there is to prove domestically.
Reports in Italy suggested Manchester City were interested in a move for the Italian international.
He forms a key part of the Paris Saint-Germain midfield. The technically gifted playmaker would be perfect for situations such as the one the Citizens’ currently find themselves in, with Belgian playmaker Kevin De Bruyne out injured. Verratti has a passing range almost comparable with that of De Bruyne, the strength in depth he could offer Guardiola would surely mean Manchester City would seal a Champions League trophy.
Not a cheap option, but with the money Manchester City have, they could well tempt the Italian to the Etihad.
A star of England’s excellent World Cup campaign, Manchester City would have all three of England’s World Cup first-choice centre-backs at the club if they could sign the star in January.
Alongside City players John Stones and Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire shone. He does not only possess the ball-playing ability that the Spanish boss demands, but he is a goal-scoring threat from set-pieces.
He could form an unstoppable partnership with John Stones at the back to propel Manchester City to a Champions League trophy.