This Man City midfield three could run rampant against Wolves on Saturday.
The Football Manc Cave bring your attention to Manchester City, who will play against Wolves in the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy.
Pep Guardiola can test the strength of his squad on Saturday 20 July. His side will come face to face against fellow-Premier League side Wolves, who finished 7th in the league last season.
The Man City eleven who start the game could be a strong outfit, and the manager has the opportunity to see how his side will fare against one of the league’s better sides.
The Citizens recently smashed West Ham with a fairly weak squad, by Man City’s standards. However, this is midfield you can expect to see against Wolves…
Rodri made his debut against West Ham United. The £62million defensive midfielder had a shaky start to the game, regularly passing the ball sideways or backwards. But after finding his feet, the Spaniard began to drive the ball forward and pick out positive passes ahead of him. It is important that he is integrated with the squad and figures out his new team, and is likely to start the game against Wolves.
Going into his last season with Man City, David Silva is still crucial to the way the Blues tick. He scored a fantastic goal against West Ham, getting on the end of a long pass, bringing it down and slotting it home. The Spanish international will continue to be the heartbeat of the side in the upcoming season, and it is important that he has a strong pre-season.
David Silva will likely be the captain, as he was against West Ham, should he play against Wolves.
Kevin De Bruyne
Arguably the best midfielder in the Premier League. Kevin De Bruyne will be crucial to Manchester City’s hunt for domestic and European glory. With David Silva leaving the club in 2020, De Bruyne will be looking to be the new face of Man City.
The Belgian didn’t play alongside Rodri and David Silva against West Ham. Seeing these three world-class midfielders work alongside each other promises to be quite the spectacle. It is important for Guardiola to set the foundations of his squad, despite the knowledge that Fernandinho will feature heavily in place of Rodri next season.