Manchester City's Pep Guardiola not fazed by title-favourites tag

Doug Mendoza
August 13, 2018

Man United got their campaign off to a great start by beating a risky Leicester City side 2-1 at Old Trafford, with Paul Pogba scoring a third-minute penalty and Luke Shaw bagging his first career goal late on.

Tottenham Hotspur have made some unwanted summer transfer window history after they became the first Premier League side to not make any signings in a summer transfer window since it first became a thing in 2003.

'My own expectations are always pretty high, we'll have to make the most of it (the pressure after spending a lot).

Despite getting off to a winning start against Leicester on Friday, all is still not well at Manchester United between star midfielder Paul Pogba, manager Jose Mourinho and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

That, Pep says, will drive our rivals on this season as they bid to catch us.

Instead, he clearly believes Liverpool will win their first ever Premier League trophy this season.

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The strengthening of their rivals led many to suggest that City would not have such an easy stroll to the title again, and that Liverpool and Chelsea would give them a good run for their money, however, with their performance over the last week, The Citizens have shown that they mean business once again this season.

Mane scored in the Champions League final, both legs of the semi against Roma and the 3-0 home leg of the quarter-final v Man City so he's a massive part of Liverpool's lethal front trident.

Liverpool have not won the League title since 1990.

City won the title with a record-breaking 100-point haul last season and although Liverpool have been tipped to challenge this term, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp says his team are "Rocky Balboa"-type underdogs".

And with a series of key summer acquisitions, the Reds are seen as the most likely side to dethrone Manchester City. His passion lies with the Super Eagles of Nigeria, while his all-time favorite player is Raul Gonzalez.

"It is hard for me to understand, to feel, to believe we finish second - which I keep saying, and it is sometimes hard to believe". If you have a passion for the game like he does, connect with him across all platforms and share views. Other pastimes include reading and exploring the world.

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