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Man City fans react to 2-0 defeat ‘Guardiola should be getting some stick in my opinion’

Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Manchester City suffered their sixth defeat of the season to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur yesterday. The loss leaves the blues 22 points behind Liverpool.

Following VAR controversy, a missed penalty, Sterling coming off injured and a sending off – it wasn’t Man City’s afternoon. The defeat leaves Pep Guardiola’s men 22 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool.

Despite being second in the league and into the first cup final of the season, it seems Man City are not firing on all cylinders. So much so, it’s reported that Guardiola kept his side locked in the changing room for 45 minutes after the match.

Pep Out

A rebuild in the summer wouldn’t be surprising, it’s if Guardiola is up to the task. Many feel around Twitter that he’ll be gone in the summer.

However, there is a very small minority of the Man City fanbase trying to blow up the #PepOut trend following the disappointing loss.

3 clubs former Man Utd manager should be looking at upon Premier League return

According to Sky Sports, Jose Mourinho is ready for a return to the Premier League. He has apparently turned down other offers abroad in an attempt to find employment in the league.

Sky Sports have reported that Mourinho is now ready to manage his 3rd Premier League club.

The 56-year-old has apparently turned down Benfica and a move to China in hopes of finding a Premier League club.

This comes after he has received advice from friends and family. The ex-Man United manager has been told to ‘enjoy his summer.’

Normally, he would be concentrating on transfers and making improvements to whatever team he would be managing.

Now he is a free man, he should be enjoying his time. However, he isn’t. Jose has admitted that he wants to be back in football and the Premier League is where he wants to be.

With that in mind, here are 3 clubs that could benefit from having him in charge…

Tottenham

Spurs are currently 11th in the league. The football has been very disappointing for fans. Lack of transfers has also been a cause for concern.

However, Jose Mourinho could be the perfect man to replace Mauricio Pochettino. He also wants to win trophies whatever team he takes over. Spurs could be the place to try and do that.

Arsenal

The Gunners are currently 5th in the league. However, fans have been fed up for a while.

Jose could replace Unai Emery and try to cheer up the frustrated fans. He could totally transform things at the Emirates.

Everton

This might be a controversial pick. However, I believe Everton would be a great place for him to try his luck.

Marco Silva isn’t doing the best with the toffee’s. They are currently 16th in the league. Jose should consider them because he could really build some belief for fans.

Man United and Tottenham look at young Swiss international to improve next year

According to Bild, Denis Zakaria is a highly wanted man. Premier League teams, Man United and Tottenham have shown interest in the Bundesliga star.

The 22-year-old currently plays for Borussia Monchengladbach as a midfielder.

Reports say that Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Dortmund all initially showed interest in the Swiss player. Man United and Spurs have now joined the race but have some serious competition.

However, Dortmund apparently had a £20 million bid rejected in 2018. The sporting director for Borussia, Max Eberl, is known to be waiting for a significantly higher transfer fee.

However, he would be open to some reasonable offers. This could give the two Premier League sides some time to negotiate a price.

Career

The Switzerland star moved to the Bundesliga side from Young Boys in 2017.

He is known as a defensive midfielder and has upped his value since the start of his career massively. It is now reported that his current club will want around £35 million or higher for him.

Xhaka

Switzerland teammate, Xhaka, recently spoke about the midfielder. He claims that his development is outstanding. Having Zakaria next to him on the field makes him feel better.

However, he has said that this is the time for the star to remain focussed. This is a crucial time in his career.

He will now have to make a decision on his future. Tottenham can finally spend money and Man United are looking for a squad refresh. With the future of Pogba and Matic up in the air, Solskjaer needs to recruit.

3 players Solskjaer needs to bring to Man Utd in January with money to spend

According to ESPN, Manchester United are ready to spend in January. The Football Manc Cave look at 3 players who could be on the list.

If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can keep his job until January, he could get a January spending spree.

Fans will be hoping that he can bring in a few players to refresh the poor squad. The form at Old Trafford isn’t great. Fans with high expectations have had enough.

Bosses at Man United have accepted that replacements for the summer departures were not found in time. January could be that second chance. However, overspending is something they are not willing to do.

Here are three players that Man United should make a priority…

Declan Rice

The 20-year-old has made a huge impact at West Ham. Man United have already been linked with Rice in terms of being interested in him.

However, it looks like a move to Old Trafford would take a lot of convincing. Declan seems content with the Hammers.

If some sort of deal could be made, he would be a great addition. He’s young, determined, skilful and could inspire the rest of the Man United team.

Mario Mandzukic

The Juventus striker is looking for a club to join. This comes after he was told he wouldn’t be a part of plans at Juventus this season.

He’s 33 so while he’s experienced, his career is also coming to an end. However, he could be a part of a short term plan at Old Trafford.

On top of that, he could also inspire, educate and be a leader to the youngsters at Man United. He may also be a cheaper option.

Eric Dier

Some will disagree with this pick. However, Tottenham is supposedly having a ‘January clear out.’

Eric Dier may be on that list. This would be an opportunity for Man United. They could get themselves a defensive midfielder and centre back for the price of one.

My guess is that he will want to prove Spurs wrong and be successful elsewhere. So why not pick Man United and help them get back on top?

Man Utd fans react to the women’s side latest victory – ‘Currently better performance than the men’s team’

Man United women haven’t had the best start to the Women’s Super League. However, this weekend they faced Tottenham and things seemed to be changing.

Casey Stoney’s side has struggled to claim points in the highest tier of English women’s football. However, they haven’t had the worst performances.

The losses they’ve had to face so far haven’t been big ones. They’ve always been marginally close. This weekend saw them take on Tottenham away and win 3-0.

Kirsty Hanson, Jane Ross and an own goal were to thank for the win and the clean sheet. Although Lauren James was shown a red card in the later stages of the game, this performance was a lot better from the reds.

This has taken them up to 4th in the league and here are your reactions…

Twitter reacts

Which transfer-listed Tottenham players should Man City go for in January?

The Football Manc Cave is looking at the rumour regarding some Tottenham Hotspur players apparently being put on the transfer list in January. Some may spark interest from Man City

According to the Daily Mail, Pochettino is understandably not happy with his squad’s performances and is supposedly going to be acting on this in January when he releases some of his squad. It’s being referred to as a ‘mid-season clear out.’

Players rumoured to be on his list include; Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen, Danny Rose, Serge Aurier and Victor Wanyama. If this is true, these players will have to start looking at other options now. It may even affect some of their attitudes and performances but other teams should start to analyse this news.

One club that could use this to their advantage is Man City…

Eric Dier

Man City seem to be having problems at the back so signing the 25-year-old may help. He’s known as a defensive midfielder but is also comfortable as a centre back and a right back. This could give Pep Guardiola’s players a little bit of relief with injuries at the back and fewer options are proving difficult.

Players like Rodri who have potential to attack aren’t getting that chance right now because they’re being played in defensive positions. Bringing someone like Dier in could be tactical.

Danny Rose

The 29-year-old left-back can also play left midfield, so he is another option to give some relief at the back and also to pick up a defensive midfield position. Pep Guardiola also appreciates players who can alternate in position, it’s something he tries to train and use in case his squad ever picks up injuries.

Serge Aurier

The 26 year old right back can also offer help in a left back position and at centre back. He’s another player that would give the Man City defence some hope. He also could be a helping hand to Kyle Walker, as Guardiola often substitutes his right back in the later stages of games. Aurier could be the man to replace Walker in the future.

Man City’s stand out player in the opening month of the Premier League, agree?

In a Man City squad filled with depth and quality, picking out the one-star man could be tricky. However, with the calibre of performance that this player is giving the club, the choice is much more simple than expected…

Man City currently sit at second place in the Premier League table, a feeling they are not accustomed to. Liverpool currently stands atop the league, having won every game so far. Man City’s 2-2 draw at the Etihad Stadium against Tottenham Hotspur is was separates them from the Champions League winners.

However, one player, in particular, looks well on his way to clinching his side a third consecutive Premier League title.

Raheem Sterling

Sterling, who left Liverpool for Man City in 2015, has been in the shadow of striker Sergio Aguero who regularly scores the most goals for Man City in the Premier League amongst other competitions. The Argentine won the golden boot in the 2014/15 season.

As Gabriel Jesus edges his way into first-team football as Aguero edges towards 32 years old this season, it appears that Raheem Sterling is stepping up his game as he wants to be Man City’s number one goal scorer.

In the 17/18 Premier League season, Sterling scored 18 and assisted 15 in 33 games. Last season (18/19) the Jamaican-born Englishman scored 17 and assisted 12 in 34 games.

As it stands in the current season, Sterling has 5 goals and 0 assists in 4 games. But Aguero has 6 goals and 1 assist in 4 games.

Sterling and Aguero have been seen to bicker over penalty-taking rights as he looks to out-do his teammate in the goal-scoring department.

His determination to be the face of Manchester City has to lead to some fantastic performances and even better goals. His fight for the golden boot against his own teammate will likely go to the brink should both players remain injury-free.

2 reasons why Man Utd have to get this Premier League proven midfielder in January

Man Utd has had a terrible start to the season, with all of their issues revolving around a lack of quality in the middle of the park. A problem that should have been fixed in summer may now be fixed in January as Man Utd are lining up a second attempt to sign Christian Eriksen from Tottenham Hotspur.

After Solskjaer’s emphatic 4-0 victory at Old Trafford, results have gone downhill. The Reds have failed to win a single game in the three games since.

Man Utd’s win over Chelsea came from the naivety of the London side, as they piled on pressure which gave Solskjaer’s side several opportunities to utilise their one and only asset; counter-attacks.

Afterwards, they faced Wolves, Crystal Palace and Southampton. All teams that defend in a compact manner, giving very little space behind them. This has been a bane to the Reds, as they only picked up 2 points in 3 games when facing this style of the place.

This is where the Danish 27-year-old midfielder comes into the equation. By signing him in January (despite it being obvious that the club needed a midfielder in the summer transfer window) Christian Eriksen will bring these two qualities to Man Utd which could entirely change their fortunes…

Premier League proven

Since joining Spurs from Ajax in 2013, Eriksen has featured in 210 Premier League games, contributing 50 goals and 64 assists. This gives Eriksen a consistent average creating a goal in at least every other game.

Man Utd needs this kind of consistency in their side. Their current strongest midfield consists of the hit-or-miss Paul Pogba, the unproven Scott McTominay and Fred, who has failed to make an impact since joining although moments of brilliance are noticed.

Final third creativity

As mentioned, Man Utd are hopeless in creating chances for their number nine Anthony Martial. Eriksen is technically gifted enough to provide countless opportunities for the very clinical Frenchman, who will surely score goals when given the right service.

There have been numerous occasions this season where the likes of Marcus Rashford, Daniel James and Anthony Martial have made dangerous runs, but the current midfield don’t have what it takes to supply.

Eriksen, or any creative midfielder, would make a huge impact on this side. Man Utd has aspirations to reach top four. So attaining a Premier League star seems to be the sensible option.

The most worrying aspect for Man Utd is that they may slip so far down by January that no one wants to join them.

‘Man City can get out of that group with their B team’ Confidence is high following ‘easy’ draw

The UEFA Champions League group stage has been announced, and football fans on Twitter have a lot to say about Man City’s group after the official draw…

Man City have been drawn into Group C, comprised of themselves, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta. Guardiola is looking to be the first manager to ever win the Champions League for Man City this season. With this group, Twitter feels they’re already off to a good start…

But some are going as far as to say that Man City have a habit of getting ‘easy’ groups…

It is a popular opinion on Twitter that Man City seem to get an as easy ride in the Champions League. Last season, Man City’s knockout stages were Schalke and Tottenham and would have faced Ajax in the semi-finals had the Guardiola beaten Pochettino.

However, the side are eager to make their mark on the Champions League, and could have to beat the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich along the way…

It appears that even if Man City do win the trophy, but have an easy ride getting there, people would be outraged. Citizens will have to beat a team or two of the highest quality to gain the approval of the rest of Europe.

Tottenham Hotspurs tactics against Man City show they are ready to challenge to the title, agree?

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur showed their resilience in a dramatic draw against Man City at the Etihad. A draw so impressive, some are considering Spurs title contenders…

When looking at the statistics of the game, it appears as though Spurs went backs to the wall. Man City had 30 shots and 10 on target, compared to Spurs’ 3 shots with 2 on target.

However, Mauricio Pochettino has been hailed an incredible manager and tactician in recent months. Particularly since his display in the Champions League.

Has Pochettino translated his team’s European performances to the Premier League? The game against Man City certainly showed that.

Furthermore, many scratched their heads as Lucas Moura sat on the bench for the first 55 minutes. He came on and scored with his first touch…

Why are Spurs capable of winning of the Premier League this season?

If Pochettino had ignited Spurs’ incredible fight to salvage something from the game and played a role in how clinical his side was. As well as meticulously planting Moura in at the right time, the man could be labelled a genius.

The Tottenham squad consists of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Son Heung-min amongst other top European talents. Most astute managers could get this team in the top four. But Mauricio Pochettino proves time and time again that he is not ‘most managers’.

The result against Man City is the first demonstration that Pochettino can salvage points from teams who should beat them. According to current form and state of the squad, only Man City, Liverpool, Man Utd and Arsenal could go toe-to-toe with Tottenham.

Is Pochettino in the process of learning how to break down the top teams? Do we have a modern Jose Mourinho on our hands?

With the controversial VAR decisions, mass amounts of wasted chances by Man City and lack of chances created for Spurs. There is room for argument that Spurs were lucky in getting a point from the game.

Should Tottenham continue with their flexible tactics depending on their opponent and getting results against the likes of Man City (again), Liverpool, Arsenal and Man Utd. Those aforementioned arguments would be almost void.

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