This dream Man City line-up featuring Paulo Dybala looks unbeatable
Pep Guardiola took over a rather underachieving Manchester City side a few years ago. He has successfully transformed them into one of the world’s scariest clubs to play against. He has provided the blue side of Manchester with some jaw-dropping signings over the past couple of seasons as well.
Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, Aymeric Laporte and Kyle Walker are just some of the world-class players that Pep has successfully lured to the Etihad Stadium.
While he has created a team capable of beating any of the best teams in the world, he has also done something that even the greatest Premier League managers of all time weren’t able to manage – monopolise the Premier League, even if it was just for one season by the looks of things.
Manchester City were untouchable last year and no team had ever showcased such overpowering football in the past – not even Arsenal’s Invincibles.
With reports from Daily Mail now suggesting that Pep is already preparing for next season by looking to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala who would be let go of Juventus only for a fee above £90m, let’s take a look at how Manchester City could line up next term with the Argentine star in the side.
Dream Man City XI
GK – Ederson
After arriving from Benfica with a pretty big price tag on his head, Ederson has answered his critics in style over the past couple of seasons. His passing and vision have opened up a whole new avenue of attacking possibilities for this Man City side.
LB – Benjamin Mendy
Another Pep signing who has shown himself in a positive light, Mendy has been good for Manchester City so far, except that he has been on the sidelines a lot. Still only 24, he has a lot of development ahead of him and with Pep’s guidance, he is only going to get better.
CB – Aymeric Laporte
Laporte arrived from Athletic Bilbao with huge expectations on his shoulders. Right from the days of his youth career, he was always touted to be a superstar and the 24-year-old is finally fulfilling his large potential under the guidance of Guardiola.
CB – John Stones
While Nicolas Otamendi might argue with this pick, John Stones is another player with massive potential. His age and added ability to play the ball out from the defence makes him the first-choice ahead of the Argentine veteran.
RB – Kyle Walker
Kyle Walker was signed from Tottenham Hotspur in 2017. His raw pace and unmatched crossing abilities were partially responsible for City’s title win last season.
RCM – Fernandinho
The 33-year-old City veteran could be heading towards the last few seasons of his high-profile career but he has been excellent over the course of the last two seasons. Unless City overcome the nearly impossible task of finding an able replacement for him, expect Fernandinho to be the first name on the line-up.
LCM – Kevin De Bruyne
The world-class Belgian is irremovable from the team and is a sure presence in this City side. He is simply phenomenal and his quality is unbelievable.
LW – Leroy Sane
It’s hard to think of any player in today’s footballing world who could come into this Manchester City side and replace the German speedster. Extremely tricky, fast and an excellent finisher, Sane has the potential to become a legend at the Etihad Stadium.
CAM – Paulo Dybala
There is no question about the quality that this Argentine magician possesses. His dribbling and shooting skills are the envy of aspiring footballers all over the world. His decisive style of football will be a good fit for the Premier League.
RW – Raheem Sterling
This boy has turned into an extremely prolific goalscoring midfielder. His consistency is what has set him apart from the rest. As long as Sterling is firing on all cylinders as he has been so far this season, Riyad Mahrez doesn’t stand a chance of making this line-up.
CF – Sergio Aguero
As long as goals are the deciding commodity in football, Aguero will always be in high demand. He has scored more than 10 goals every season for the last 8 years, which signifies how important a player he has been for Man City. Gabriel Jesus has to be the second fiddle for a few more years before he can even think about making the City starting spot his own.