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Pep Guardiola cheekily unearths staunch secret to Manchester City success (certain, it's money)

Pep Guardiola has aimed a shot at Manchester City's critics by joking that the key ingredient to his team's 19-game winning streak is the club's massive spending power.City are on a ridiculous run of form which has seen them dismantle opponents in the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Champions League, but many have…

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Pep Guardiola has aimed a shot at Manchester City's critics by joking that the most important ingredient to his team's 19-game winning fling is the club's big spending vitality.

City are on a ridiculous speed of establish which has seen them dismantle opponents within the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Champions League, but many maintain claimed that the most involving motive City are so steady is because of they've supplied participant after participant after participant.

City have won 19 on the bounce
City maintain obtained 19 on the jump | ATTILA KISBENEDEK/Getty Photography

Guardiola isn't any stranger to such claims, having seen his willpower to exhaust over £400m on defenders at some stage in his time at City broadly ridiculed, but he joined in on the fun himself after Wednesday's 2-0 rep over Borussia Monchengladbach.

"We maintain slightly a total lot of money to take slightly a total lot of unheard of avid gamers," Guardiola mentioned (by ability of Honest) when requested for the most important ingredient in his team's 19-game winning fling.

City would perhaps want slightly a total lot of money, but they clearly can no longer ranking the money for to take Guardiola a pleasing jacket...

"Are you able to sugar coat that?" ?

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"It is staunch, without steady quality avid gamers, we isn't any longer going to determine it," the boss continuted. "The humanity of this neighborhood... the avid gamers are amazing and maintain an improbable relationship. They play every game to be conscious of steady rep that game.

"On the present time, revel within the evening after which specialize in about West Ham. When folks talk in regards to the 2nd leg, the 2nd leg is in three weeks so now the next purpose is West Ham. That is all I am obsessed on."

Ruben Dias changed into the seventh defender Guardiola has signed for City who payment in a long way more than £40m, turning into the most costly in a checklist which also sides Joao Cancelo, Nathan Ake, John Stones, Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker and Aymeric Laporte.

Dias has been outstanding for City
Dias has been excellent for City | Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Photography

Whereas they haven't all been roaring successes, Dias, Stones and Cancelo maintain all been integral parts in City's contemporary dominance, which has them as favourites to rep a home treble and most doubtless even the elusive Champions League trophy.

If City are to determine it 20 in a row, they will must strategy out on high when David Moyes' high-flying West Ham United technique to city on Saturday.

The Hammers maintain risen up to fourth within the Premier League, but they sit down 14 parts leisurely Guardiola's men, who maintain spread out a ten-level gap at the tip of the standings.

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