Phil Jones believes Man Utd can still catch City
Cris De Lacerda
21 Enero, 2018, 02:19
He is a strong midfielder who has garnered plenty of experience whilst playing for the likes of Galatasaray, Osmanlispor, and Bodo/Glimt. "Our main competition is the Premier League", he continued.
Outsiders will never know or understand that terror. The defence of the Magpies has been threatened time and again this season and to address that, the 27-year-old has been placed on their transfer shortlist.
It does not stop there of course.
What TV channel is Man City vs Newcastle on? Since his debut in August he has netted 18-goals in the Premier League, good for 2nd place behind Tottenham's Harry Kane with 20. You'd expect a lot more from him at home to Newcastle on Saturday though with the league leaders desperate for a result to reinforce their authority.
On Thursday, the Citizens announced Nicolas Otamendi had extended his stay in the blue half of Manchester until 20202, and Fernandinho has since followed suit, putting pen to a new two-year deal. Besides, he is an adept dribbler and has the tendency to gallop forward, more often than not, to join his teammates in their attacking endeavours.
It could be an impossible fight for the manager, though.
City are in action this evening as they host Newcastle United, who they beat 1-0 at St James' Park just 23 days ago thanks to a Raheem Sterling goal.
The sting of losing Coutinho was blunted by the fact that Liverpool has a ready-made replacement and arguably better player already in its ranks.
And Bellamy believes it may soon be a common theme that United fans might have to get used to seeing.
The Brazilian - whose time at Shakhtar was a golden one for the club sweeping six league titles and the 2009 Uefa Cup - said it made him feel special that Guardiola should pay him such compliments. "Ultimately, if we want to have a competitive league, City cannot have all the best players", cerró el histórico.
Manchester United face a tricky looking trip to Burnley - and no Alexis Sanchez debut in that one - while Arsenal face Crystal Palace at the Emirates and Chelsea travel to Brighton.
As mentioned above, if Liverpool can sew up the holes they have in defense, the Reds could make a real go of it. The principle question at the moment is who will be wearing the #1 jersey at Anfield?