John Terry thinks Manchester City are still the team to beat in the Premier League this season after tipping the current leaders for the title.
Pep Guardiola’s men managed to extend their winning run to 13 in all competitions with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Burnley on Wednesday night.
City had a tough start to the season, but are now unbeaten since mid-November as they begin to show the relentless form we saw from the side in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 campaigns.
The reigning champions Liverpool are still well in the race for the title as well, with the Merseyside club returning to form in recent games – though they suffered a blow losing at home to Brighton last night.
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Manchester City blew West Brom away 5-0 in a fantastic performance on Tuesday night.
No De Bruyne? No problem.
The result took them top of the table, albeit briefly ahead of Manchester United’s home game against Sheffield United.
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Speaking to talkSPORT, via the Mirror, the former England defender, now Aston Villa coach, said: “We [Aston Villa] played against them recently, and they are the kind of team that, no matter how you play, if they are on it, they can beat anyone in the league.
“I think they are the best team, they have the best individuals, and when they are at it they are by far the best team.
“They are showing that with their recent run that they are a threat.
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Manchester United smashed nine goals past Southampton on Tuesday night as they bounced back from disappointing results against Sheffield United and Arsenal in emphatic fashion.
The game was effectively over as a contest inside the first two minutes as Southampton were reduced to 10 men, but United still had to find the goals and they did exactly that, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial (two), Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James all getting on the scoresheet.
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“When you play against them the movement is incredible and you really don’t know what to do.
“It’s one of those games where you come off and can only learn from it really, how well they move and the options they give each other on the pitch.
“They make it so difficult for the opposition team so they are the ones for me.”
Despite Terry’s prediction, United supporters will be massively encouraged after their side’s showing on Tuesday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men thumped a nine-man Southampton 9-0 at Old Trafford as they returned to form after a recent blip.