Manchester City FC Tickets
For the first time in his career, Pep Guardiola was forced to spend the summer reflecting on a trophyless season, and it's certain to be an experience that the Spaniard – along with Manchester City supporters – won't want to repeat.
That being said, City fans were treated to a season of Guardiola's unique brand of attacking football; seeing their side score four or more in eleven different fixtures across all competitions. In the Premier League, they demolished Crystal Palace and Watford (both 5-0) while there were similar hidings for Stoke (4-1), Bournemouth (4-0) and West Ham (who were on the receiving end of a 4-0 league defeat and a 5-0 reverse in the FA Cup).
In Europe, meanwhile, memorable victories over Barcelona (3-1) and Monaco (5-3) demonstrated that – on their day – City are a team that can compete with the world's best.
The club have invested heavily in the summer and, with the talent in the squad, City are a side that are likely to do damage across all four competitions, so make sure you're at The Etihad to see Guardiola's men launch their assault on the Premier League and Champions League by getting your Manchester City tickets at StubHub today.
Man City transfers: more youthful City after summer clearout
Out with the old, in with the new – quite literally at Manchester City this summer – as an army of over 30s were moved on. Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham), Gael Clichy (Istanbul Basaksehir), Jesus Navas (Sevilla), Willy Caballero (Chelsea) and Bacary Sagna (unattached) were all allowed to leave for free, while both Aleksandar Kolarov (Roma) and Nolito (Sevilla) were sold for nominal fees.
The departure of Pablo Zabaleta – a fan favourite and double Premier League winner – was particularly painful for City fans; even if the full back is in the autumn of his career. The continued marginalisation of Joe Hart, meanwhile, has divided supporters, as he was shipped out on loan again (this time to West Ham).
However, few fans would dispute the quality of the players that have come into the club so far this summer. Speedy full backs Kyle Walker and Danilo join from Tottenham and Real Madrid respectively; 24-year-old Benfica goalkeeper Ederson comes in as a replacement for the shaky Claudio Bravo; while Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva – two of the stars of Monaco's run to the Champions League semi-finals last season – are among the most talented young players in Europe.
Man City Champions League draw
Manchester City's owners have made no secret of their desire to conquer Europe's elite competition – it was one of the principle reasons they brought multiple winner Guardiola to the club – and they will particularly relish seeing their side go toe-to-toe against Italian giants Napoli in Group F of this year's Champions League.
Along with Napoli, City were drawn with Dutch side Feyenoord and Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk, and they will certainly fancy their chances of progressing to the knockout stages.
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