David Moyes argues combined Premier League XI would still struggle to beat Manchester City

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By Sean O’Brien

13th August 2019,
8:28 am

Updated: 13th August 2019,
9:15 am

Jose Mourinho claimed at the weekend that ‘Manchester City’s B team’ would have a better chance of winning the Premier League than Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United.

Well, David Moyes thinks a combined XI made up of the rest of the Premier League teams wouldn’t beat City!

David Moyes joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Tuesday morning


David Moyes joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Tuesday morning

The former Manchester United boss insists Pep Guardiola’s side, who have won the title for the past two seasons, don’t have a single weakness.

He said: “I was trying to think the other day if you could make a Premier League team up from all the teams that could topple Man City to win the league, and I think it would be very tough [to beat City].

“Even if you had a team that included all the top players in it.”


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The reigning Premier League champions began their title defence with a ruthless 5-0 victory at West Ham on Saturday.

Guardiola stunned fans with the exceptional quality of his squad by naming a bench including Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, Joao Cancelo, and Phil Foden against the Hammers.

And having seen the strength of his former rival’s roster, Mourinho insisted the second XI the Spaniard could name is more capable of mounting a title charge than Arsenal and former clubs Manchester United and Chelsea.

City made light work of West Ham at the London Stadium despite having a string of stars on the bench

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City made light work of West Ham at the London Stadium despite having a string of stars on the bench

Asked how many teams had a chance of winning the Premier League, he told Sky Sports Super Sunday: “Four. Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool and Man City’s ‘B Team’.

“When I looked at the bench yesterday, there were some images of the bench and the players that were not involved, I think even the ‘B Team’ could fight for the title.


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“Independent of what happens today, even if one of the teams play magnificently, I believe they are going to resist in the title race

“I don’t see also Arsenal to resist to a title race, but I think Tottenham has to join it.”

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