As things stand, Manchester City are in pole position to make history – they are just a few games away from completing an earth-shattering treble.
Last night, City demolished Real Madrid by a score of 4-0 in a stunning display of dominance. Many are beginning to brand this team as one of the greatest club sides ever – it’s hard to disagree.
City are just a couple of games away from lifting the Premier League trophy – additionally, they will enter the Champions League final as heavy favourites. So what can stop Guardiola’s men, outside of a freak miracle?
What is Manchester City’s greatest obstacle?
Time and time again, City have proven that they are the best club side in the world this season. As such, only one thing really stands in their way – themselves. Guardiola is known for overthinking his approach to games in some instances, especially in key encounters.
However, there is one other major barricade in their way. Not in the Premier League or the Champions League – but in the FA Cup final, where they will take on Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United.
The Red Devils are one of few teams to have beaten Guardiola’s Sky Blues this season. In that game, back in January, United won by a score of 2-1 – which may give them a mental edge over the Citizens.
Furthermore, United were the last English team to complete the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup treble. With City threatening to equal this achievement, the Red Devils will likely throw out all the stops to prevent it from happening.
Nevertheless, City are still the betting favourites – at this stage, we find it very difficult to back anyone against the Sky Blues. Guardiola has assembled a monstrous outfit – the treble beckons.