The Spanish born tactician, who is close to claiming his first Premier League title in his second season at the Etihad Stadium, wants to reunite with the player he signed for the Allianz Arena side.
The Belgian leads the league in assists but he offers far more than raw numbers. They don’t understand anything.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was delighted with Raheem Sterling’s goalscoring performance for victory at Tottenham. The England worldwide has provided six Premier League assists, compared to two from Kolarov, Clichy and Zabaleta combined last campaign. However, 19 goalkeepers who played more than 20 Premier League games finished the 2016-17 campaign with a better save percentage than the Chilean, as City conceded 39 goals.
United’s focus now will be on securing second position in the league and of course qualifying for the Champions League next season, while they also have an FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham to prepare for next weekend.
The 2016-17 Blues vintage only failed to take three points on nine occasions, but it appears something of a formality that Guardiola’s men will break the record as their remaining games are against Swansea City, West Ham, Huddersfield Town, Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton. It was supposed to be a game that would see City stumble again and perhaps suffer a fourth successive defeat, yet they did what all great teams do by winning and winning well. Ultimately you probably have 87 factors with 5 video games left it’s as a result of we’ve got been excellent. “I am delighted to have the chance to win in front of our people”. Thus, you can see why the Catalan is so relaxed about all this today.
Christian Eriksen had reduced the deficit to 2-1 in the first half, but City will be crowned champions if United lose to bottom-of-the-table West Brom on Sunday.
‘They transfer on the pitch and have to know the motion – the motion from Gabriel was so good. That’s the reason why they were champions.
Last year, ageing full backs Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov were tasked with providing extra width down the wing.
One breathtaking assist, removing four Stoke players from the game in one arced swoop for Leroy Sane to finish, must surely rank as the pass of the season.