Can Manchester City Defend Their Premier League Title?

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

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The beginning of the new season is upon us. The champions Manchester City are more than confident that they will be able to lift the title again in May. The current champions will be lead by Manuel Pellegrini, who has definitely proven himself to be clinical and effective as a manager. The champions have a tough opener away to Newcastle on the 16th of August, but they are certain of taking the three points. Manchester City has considerably strengthened their squad over the summer with the acquisitions of Bacary Sanga from Arsenal FCFernando from FC PortoBruno Zuculini from Racing Club de Avellaneda, and Willy Caballero from Malaga.

Manchester City has started their preseason in fine form and with impressive showings from some of the players who were on the fringes last season, Pellegrini will have his hands full in finding the perfect mix for each league game. Many players are still on break after their World Cup excursions, but will join the squad ready to fight for their place. The team has more than enough talent to defend their title, but Manchester City also has its eyes on the Champions League. Over the past few seasons, Manchester City has failed to perform. The owners of the club are anxious to find success on this stage after being denied constantly in past seasons.

No one can deny that Manchester City will be a force to reckon with this season, especially with all the world class players within their disposal. Manchester United will be looking to hit the ground running after such a dismal season, but will be confident that Louis Van Gaal can turn their team around. Chelsea have also made big signings in Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas, and will be hoping to take the Premier League race down to the wire.

Regardless of what all of the other teams are doing, I am sure that Manchester City can and will defend their title for the upcoming season. With world class players and an experienced manager, we should expect nothing less.

Daviel James is a soccer writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter @davieljames, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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