The current champions Man City, have had a vast quality of players over recent years, and the Football Manc Cave have narrowed it down to this 5 aside team.
Since the astronomical financial takeover in 2008, Manchester City has carefully allocated their abundance of cash over the last ten years. Their dusty old trophy cabinet has begun to see some serious action over recent seasons.
Should Manchester City win the Premier League title for the fifth time in the 19/20 campaign, they will match their neighbour’s record. As Manchester United are currently the only side to have won the Premier League three times in a row.
Despite many Manchester City fans still having a lot of love for their old-school squads. It is fair to say that the quality players that they have ever seen in the sky blue strip, have been recent acquisitions since their trillionaire owner stepped in.
Well over twenty players over the past ten years for Manchester City could have likely stepped into any other club at the time. Except for the elites-only 5 aside Man City team, you can see below…
In a 5 aside squad, having a ball playing goalkeeper is essential, and Ederson’s distribution abilities could provide arguments to play the Brazilian in midfield. However, his stop stopping abilities and reflexes make him one of the best goalkeepers in modern football.
Vincent Kompany is potentially the greatest servant the club has ever had, he grew with the club and has won several trophies with them. His determination to stop the ball from going anywhere near the net makes him a goalkeeper’s best friend. And let’s not forget that goal against Leicester City last season.
Yaya Toure was the midfield beast that will go down as an all-time fan favourite at Man City, His stature and vision provide both defensive and attacking qualities which are still irreplaceable.
David Silva is going into his tenth season with the club, his precision and vision are potentially second to none in world football. His ability to pick out passes, and knowing exactly where his teammates are heading have been crucial to the slick and professional manner in which City play attacking football.
Aguero needs no introduction or conclusion. He is possibly one of the greatest strikers English football has ever seen.