Former Manchester United captain turned TV pundit Roy Keane believes Manchester City’s old habit of cocking up could be their undoing in a season that has the potential to be one of the club’s greatest.
Speaking on ITV after City’s impressive win over Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo last night, Keane recalled the days of “Typical City” but did note the strength of the squad this season – and the presence of Pep Guardiola.
“My only concern for City at the moment is that it is in their DNA, as a club, to mess things up.
“They have previous where people have got carried away with City.
“But you look at the squad, the players they have, the coach, they will take some stopping.”
Keane is the second of the many ex-Manchester United stars on TV to question whether City can keep up this incredible form after Gary Neville said it could all depend on how they do in the winter months.
Statistically, City have dropped off in the deep winter over the past two seasons, but there is a feeling this year that the squad is deeper and stronger, capable of taking on any challenge.
Manchester City's dip in form in the winter over the last two seasons. [Sky Sports]
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Pep Guardiola has often stuck with the same side, but starts for Danilo and İlkay Gündoğan in Naples on Wednesday night showed that he is now thinking about more rotation with fourteen games still to play before the arrival of 2018.
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