Manchester United in talks to re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Lynette Rowe
August 13, 2017

"The market is so demanding for all the teams, not just Manchester City".

Even more so than his old foe Jose Mourinho across town at Manchester United, if Guardiola can not at the very least orchestrate a sustained title challenge, his gilded reputation will take a sizeable hit.

But the Belgium worldwide failed to convince Mourinho during their time together at Chelsea and will be playing in the Champions League proper for the first time. Man City failed to win any domestic competitions by losing in the fourth round of the League Cup and failing to make it to the F.A. Cup final by losing in the semis to Arsenal.

Last season, in the Swedish striker's first and only year so far in English football, Ibrahimovic was United's leading goalscorer by far, scoring 28 goals in 46 games. That said, here are three reasons Man City should be considered title favorites. Ederson is well known for his exceptional ball playing ability for a goalie and his great reflexes.

"My family and I were fortunate enough to travel across seven states, driving over 2,000 miles, following Manchester City on tour (in America) this summer and we had the most fantastic time".

"It started with Real Madrid and Ronaldo going for £80 million and then Bale for £85 million and everything went more expensive".

Ake excelled in a loan spell for Eddie Howe's side last season and the Netherlands global could prove Antonio Conte wrong in allowing him to leave.

"But he's still a very good player to sit in front of the back four, do the simple things, pass the ball - he's good at what he does".

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"We are in a position to do quality work better than we did in the first season, so I am convinced that our second season, in terms of the quality of our team, is going to be better".

Guardiola confirmed Mendy and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan are recovering well but neither would be available for selection for City's weekend clash at the Amex Stadium. These tactics have brought Guardiola great success over the years, but in preseason this summer Guardiola has employed a three in the back tactic.

"The prizes are too big for managers nowadays to rely on young players; unless they're outstanding, there's no development now".

They need to perform well for themselves and their teams for the benefit of continuing to grow our game and profile of Australian players. All of these guys who have contributed to where the Premier League is now, who's looking after their welfare or thinking, 'You're part of this, what can we do?'.

BEST CASE: Manchester City have a squad that could win a treble.

With exciting Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus now fit and ready, Guardiola has a second striking threat alongside Sergio Aguero to compliment the creative talents of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane.

Mourinho led United to victory in the League Cup and Europa League last season, the latter yielding a place in the Champions League, but their football was drab and they finished a distant sixth in the league.

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