David Moyes makes bold Man City and Premier League claim
“When I looked at the bench yesterday, there were some images of the bench and the players that were not involved, I think even the ‘B Team’ could fight for the title.”
With that in mind, Moyes has backed up the comments of the fellow Red Devils‘ boss and argued that a team made up from the rest of the division wouldn’t beat City to the title.
“I was trying to think the other day if you could make a Premier League team up from all the sides that could topple Man City to win the league, and I think it would be very tough (to beat City),” he explained on talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.
“Even if you had a team which included all the top players in it.”
That vote of confidence is a shared view, with most fans, players and pundits expecting Pep Guardiola’s side to claim a third-successive league triumph this season.
The Citizens have racked up 198 points in their last two campaigns, with Liverpool’s club record 97-point haul still not enough to take away City’s crown.
City got off to a ruthless defence of their title at the weekend, hammering West Ham United 5-0 at the London Stadium.
Raheem Sterling carried last season’s hot vein of form into the new campaign, bagging a hat-trick against the Hammers.
Such an imperious result on the opening day has sent a message out to the rest of the division, particularly when you consider Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo were all left on the bench by Guardiola.
Leroy Sane and Fernandinho were also unavailable, underlining City’s scary strength in depth.