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  • Manchester City host Napoli in a Champions League clash that pits the Premier League leaders against the Serie A table-toppers.Here, we look at some talking points ahead of Tuesday’s Group F encounter.Can City continue their flying start?2>Unbeaten in all competitions ??37 goals in 11 games ?????? Are Manchester City Europe's form team? ????????????https://t.co/5Ku2URDaVu— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 16, 2017Pep Guardiola’s side have been in outstanding form in the early part of the season. Saturday’s 7-2 thrashing of Stoke took their goal tally to 37 in 11 matches in all competitions. As well as Stoke, Liverpool (5-0), Feyenoord (4-0), Watford (6-0) and Crystal Palace (5-0) have all been demolished. Yet City have not only shown they can score goals when they get into their groove, but that they can nullify and overcome the strongest opponents, as champions Chelsea found out last month. They are certainly going to take some stopping.What test will Napoli pr..

    Manchester City v Napoli talking points

    Manchester City host Napoli in a Champions League clash that pits the Premier League leaders against the Serie A table-toppers.Here, we look at some talking points ahead of Tuesday’s Group F encounter.Can City continue their flying start?2>Unbeaten in all competitions ??37 goals in 11 games ?????? Are Manchester City Europe's form team? ????????????https://t.co/5Ku2URDaVu— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 16, 2017Pep Guardiola’s side have been in outstanding form in the early part of the season. Saturday’s 7-2 thrashing of Stoke took their goal tally to 37 in 11 matches in all competitions. As well as Stoke, Liverpool (5-0), Feyenoord (4-0), Watford (6-0) and Crystal Palace (5-0) have all been demolished. Yet City have not only shown they can score goals when they get into their groove, but that they can nullify and overcome the strongest opponents, as champions Chelsea found out last month. They are certainly going to take some stopping.What test will Napoli pr..
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  • Raheem Sterling claims he did not give a moment’s thought to rumours linking him with a deadline-day move from Manchester City to Arsenal.The England international was mentioned as a potential makeweight as City stepped up efforts to bring Gunners forward Alexis Sanchez to the Etihad Stadium on the final day of the summer transfer window.But with manager Pep Guardiola unwilling to let Sterling go, City made only cash offers – eventually up to £60million – and no deal materialised.Sterling was asked about the matter as he carried out player media duties on Monday ahead of City’s Champions League clash with Napoli.Fabian Delph and @sterling7 grace the cover of Tuesday evening's matchday programme! ???? #mancity pic.twitter.com/YfVPrPzjo8— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 16, 2017The 22-year-old said: “I didn’t need to speak with him (Guardiola) because I had already spoken to him during the summer about pre-season.“I didn’t have any negative thoughts or anything bad about i..

    Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling was not concerned about Arsenal talk

    Raheem Sterling claims he did not give a moment’s thought to rumours linking him with a deadline-day move from Manchester City to Arsenal.The England international was mentioned as a potential makeweight as City stepped up efforts to bring Gunners forward Alexis Sanchez to the Etihad Stadium on the final day of the summer transfer window.But with manager Pep Guardiola unwilling to let Sterling go, City made only cash offers – eventually up to £60million – and no deal materialised.Sterling was asked about the matter as he carried out player media duties on Monday ahead of City’s Champions League clash with Napoli.Fabian Delph and @sterling7 grace the cover of Tuesday evening's matchday programme! ???? #mancity pic.twitter.com/YfVPrPzjo8— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 16, 2017The 22-year-old said: “I didn’t need to speak with him (Guardiola) because I had already spoken to him during the summer about pre-season.“I didn’t have any negative thoughts or anything bad about i..
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  • Gabriel Jesus joined the chorus of approval for Kevin De Bruyne after Manchester City swept Stoke aside with ease on Saturday. The in-form De Bruyne was again at his scintillating best as City moved clear at the top of the Premier League with a 7-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium.The Belgian did not get on the scoresheet himself but he marked his 100th appearance for the club with a dynamic display that saw him set up four goals.His vision opened Stoke the defence for early strikes from Jesus and Raheem Sterling before perfectly-weighted passes played in Jesus for a second and Leroy Sane later in the game.Stoke boss Mark Hughes said De Bruyne was "head and shoulders above anybody else in the Premier League" and Jesus was also full of praise."He is one of the best players in the world," said the Brazil striker. "His quality is outstanding as an individual out on the pitch, but it's the way that he makes that work for the whole team, and connects with the other players, that make..

    Gabriel Jesus lauds Manchester City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne

    Gabriel Jesus joined the chorus of approval for Kevin De Bruyne after Manchester City swept Stoke aside with ease on Saturday. The in-form De Bruyne was again at his scintillating best as City moved clear at the top of the Premier League with a 7-2 victory at the Etihad Stadium.The Belgian did not get on the scoresheet himself but he marked his 100th appearance for the club with a dynamic display that saw him set up four goals.His vision opened Stoke the defence for early strikes from Jesus and Raheem Sterling before perfectly-weighted passes played in Jesus for a second and Leroy Sane later in the game.Stoke boss Mark Hughes said De Bruyne was "head and shoulders above anybody else in the Premier League" and Jesus was also full of praise."He is one of the best players in the world," said the Brazil striker. "His quality is outstanding as an individual out on the pitch, but it's the way that he makes that work for the whole team, and connects with the other players, that make..
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  • Pep Guardiola claims there is no chance of his Manchester City players going into this week's clash with Napoli over-confident. City's outstanding start to the season continued as they thrashed Stoke 7-2 on Saturday to move two points clear at the top of the Premier League.They have now scored 37 goals in 11 games in all competitions and are looking a formidable force.Tuesday brings a stern test, however, as they host the Serie A leaders in the Champions League and Guardiola insists there can be no complacency.He said: "If they think (like) that they will be stupid. But that is not going to happen."I am going to show to my players on Monday, Tuesday how good a game they (Napoli) are going to play. I will show them, like I showed them Shakhtar Donestsk, how good they are."They are quite similar to Shakhtar in terms of the way they play but the difference is where Shakhtar maybe wait a little bit, they kill you with the high pressing. I am very happy to have the opportuni..

    Pep Guardiola will keep his Manchester City players humble ahead of Napoli match

    Pep Guardiola claims there is no chance of his Manchester City players going into this week's clash with Napoli over-confident. City's outstanding start to the season continued as they thrashed Stoke 7-2 on Saturday to move two points clear at the top of the Premier League.They have now scored 37 goals in 11 games in all competitions and are looking a formidable force.Tuesday brings a stern test, however, as they host the Serie A leaders in the Champions League and Guardiola insists there can be no complacency.He said: "If they think (like) that they will be stupid. But that is not going to happen."I am going to show to my players on Monday, Tuesday how good a game they (Napoli) are going to play. I will show them, like I showed them Shakhtar Donestsk, how good they are."They are quite similar to Shakhtar in terms of the way they play but the difference is where Shakhtar maybe wait a little bit, they kill you with the high pressing. I am very happy to have the opportuni..
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  • Jose Mourinho has indicated he wants at least one more job in management before he retires.The Manchester United boss is committed to the Red Devils until 2019 and there has been no suggestion he plans to depart even then, having secured the job he has long desired.United are flying high and the Mourinho era at Old Trafford still appears to be in its early stages, with reports suggesting he will be offered a new long-term contract. But further down the line Portuguese boss Mourinho will seek another challenge. Here are four possibilities he may fancy later on in his career.Paris St Germain have previously been linked with a move for Mourinho (Empics)EnglandMourinho has previously said he was close to accepting the England job in late 2007, after Steve McClaren’s team failed to qualify for the World Cup. It would have been a major coup for the Football Association at the time, although FA chiefs presumably thought landing Fabio Capello instead was a similarly impressive appointment...

    Where might Jose Mourinho end up when his time at Manchester United is over?

    Jose Mourinho has indicated he wants at least one more job in management before he retires.The Manchester United boss is committed to the Red Devils until 2019 and there has been no suggestion he plans to depart even then, having secured the job he has long desired.United are flying high and the Mourinho era at Old Trafford still appears to be in its early stages, with reports suggesting he will be offered a new long-term contract. But further down the line Portuguese boss Mourinho will seek another challenge. Here are four possibilities he may fancy later on in his career.Paris St Germain have previously been linked with a move for Mourinho (Empics)EnglandMourinho has previously said he was close to accepting the England job in late 2007, after Steve McClaren’s team failed to qualify for the World Cup. It would have been a major coup for the Football Association at the time, although FA chiefs presumably thought landing Fabio Capello instead was a similarly impressive appointment...
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