Manchester City may struggle this season for two reasons.

The first day of the English Premier League saw Manchester United defeat the newly promoted team by three goals to zero. Despite the citizens’ easy victory at Turf Moor, there were early signs that this season would be difficult for them. CONTINUE READING>>>>>

Pep Guardiola lost two of his key players who were essential to their success last season in this summer’s transfer market. Ikay Gündogan, a German international who primarily played as a left central midfielder, opted to end his stint in England and was sold to Barcelona. In addition, Riyad Mahrez departed for Saudi Arabia after receiving a tantalizing contract.

Manchester City has so far failed to adequately replace those two players, and as a result, they struggled against Burnley today in certain areas. There was no one who could make those incisive maneuvers like the Algerian, thus they obviously failed to recognize Mahrez’s dexterity. Despite Kovacic’s addition, Gündogan’s fluidity and penetrating runs are still lacking in the left central midfield area.

If these two problems are not fixed, Manchester City will struggle in the majority of their games this season. Pep is after Ligue 1 winger Djoku and West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta, in my opinion because of the team’s weaknesses.…… Continue Your Reading

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