Pep Guardiola rates Man Utd, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea’s Premier League title chances

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Aug 2019 11:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has rated his rivals’ title chances (Picture: Getty)Pep Guardiola insists Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea can all rival Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title this season.Man City won a second successive Premier League last term, edging out Liverpool by one point in one of the tightest and most memorable title races in history.City and Liverpool pulled away from the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United but Guardiola believes his side will face more competition to win the title this season.Speaking after Manchester City’s Community Shield victory over Liverpool, Guardiola said: ‘I don’t know if it’ll be like last season with two real contenders to win the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think United, with [Harry] Maguire, and the others have bought – Arsenal as well and Chelsea and Tottenham. So I think there will be many contenders this time.’Asked specifically whether Maguire, who Manchester City were linked with earlier in the summer, was good enough to turn United into title contenders, Guardiola said: ‘Yes. He is an excellent, top-class player.‘We were interested but we could not afford it and United can afford it.‘He made an incredible World Cup, strong in the air, good with the ball and drives with the ball so fast. He has all the qualities to work for United. Congratulations to United for the signing.’ Advertisement Pep Guardiola rates Man Utd, Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea’s Premier League title chances Comment Guardiola was speaking after Man City’s Community Shield triumph (Picture: Getty)Manchester City will attempt to win a third straight Premier League title this season and the early signs are promising with Guardiola’s side beating Liverpool on penalties in the Community Shield.On the clash at Wembley, Guardiola added: ‘An incredible final from both sides. No team can dominate for 90 minutes.‘We had real good moments. In the last 15 minutes we were exhausted and they had chances to win the game.‘It was a good test for both teams. It’s nice for the players to realise what they will face this season. At this level the difference is nothing. One penalty, one point.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Manchester United will be back, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea… I don’t know what will happen.’Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, said: ‘Wow, it was a really good performance, a powerful one in the second half.‘Both teams had a similar pre-season. I spoke to Kevin de Bruyne after the game and we both said we don’t really know where we are yet.‘The least we deserved was the equaliser, one save decided it and I cannot be disappointed today. The performance was much more important than a win.’MORE: Arsenal fans tell Unai Emery to sell three players after Barcelona defeatlast_img

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