Take a look at our thoughts on Manchester City ahead of the new 2023/24 season.

Last updated: 20/06/23 at 12:09

Manchester City have been a dominant force in the Premier League for the past six seasons, winning five league titles in that span on top of plenty of other domestic accolades.

City have now completed their season of success by winning the treble.

Let's take a look back at City's performance throughout the 22/23 season including Pep Guardiola's management, highlights, and how you can be at upcoming fixtures.

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Man City 2022/23 Season: How did they do?

Let’s start by looking back at the 22/23 season, which is now completed.

That’s not to say their season was easy. In spring, a late equaliser from Nottingham Forest shocked fans, but City came back winning 11 consecutive Premier League matches and upheld a pretty regular reputation for winning.

Arguably, the team's success was rooted in Guardiola's rotation of nine different players, which allowed focus to remain on the trophies and upheld a strong set up of talented players with an excellent synergy.

And of course, City had Erling Haaland. The goalscoring magician shook the opposition's defence time after time, and continued to rack up the goals for his team.

Will Man City win the league again?

The trend over the last six years has been quite interesting.

City’s reign at the top started in the 2017-18 season, where they walked to the league title, winning it by a big margin over second place.

A year later, in the 2018-19 season, they were pushed all the way by Liverpool and only just beat them by one point, the same as last season.

The next season, City were unable to keep up with the reigning Champions League champions, Liverpool, and finished second to the Reds.

Then it all started again. The 2020-21 season saw City win the league by a big margin once more, just like in the 2017-18 season.

Which was then followed by the 2022-23 season which saw City win yet another Premier League title.

Now, City have completed the season taking home the treble, an amazing achievement which sees them at the very top of the football sphere.

Man City Transfers

Man City signing rumours

  • Alphonso Davies - Davies contract is not up until summer 2025, but there is speculation that the player could consider leaving Bayern Munich sooner. Both Real Madrid and City are said to both be interested in signing the defender.
  • Mateo Kovacic - Manchester City could swoop in for Chelsea's midfielder as his club look to trim their team down during the summer transfer window.
  • Willy Gnonto - Man City are said to be considering Leeds winger Willy Gnoto after his club were relegated from the Premier League this season. The teenager has already got 19 caps for Italy, and is one to be watched.

Players leaving Man City

  • Ilkay Gundogan - Gundogan's contract is set to end this summer, and there is currently no new deal in sight for the midfielder.

Pep Guardiola’s Legacy

There is without a shadow of a doubt that there is a place for Pep Guardiola on the list of the greatest managers of all time. He is definitely the greatest Man City manager of all time.

But somehow, some people still question whether he does deserve a spot on the all-time greats list.

They say that all he’s done as a manager, while in charge of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now Man City, is inherit an already strong and successful team, spend a tonne of money to bring more players that he doesn’t even need, then go win.

That couldn’t be further from the truth, especially in City’s case. What Pep inherited from Manuel Pelegrini, the manager before him, was a largely ageing squad.

Yaya Toure, David Silva, Vincent Kompany, Bacary Sagna, Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy, Aleksandr Kolarov. All these players, some of whom go down as Man City legends, did play a big part in the squad, were 31 years+. They had an expiration date and it was coming up, so Pep had to bring in their successors, work them into the team and eventually have them succeed eventually.

He did that all while still bringing success to the team, making them champions once again in just his second season in charge.

He then went on to lead City to do something no English team has ever done before in the 2018-19 season by winning the domestic treble. That’s the league title, FA Cup and Carabao Cup. A remarkable feat.

In fact, throw in the Community Shield victory at the start of the season and that makes it the domestic quadruple!

Yet still the doubters remain. And that’s why this season will be big, nay huge for Guardiola’s legacy.

As mentioned at the start, the one thing Pep hasn’t been able to achieve yet in his time as Man City manager is win the Champions League.

This is always used as ammunition as to why he isn’t so great. Many say that if he is so great then why hasn’t he won it with the teams he has had over the years.

Admittedly, yes it is a bit of a disappointment that he hasn’t won it yet. Even more so when you factor in that they made the final in 2020, only to lose it to Chelsea.

But this year, Pep has arguably the best squad he has had since joining, and one that took him on to take home the Champions League title.

The way in which Pep searches for solutions to problems before they even exist, has seen him lead the club to great success for a number of years now.

How can I watch Man City play this season?

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