Guardiola backs Kompany's plans to play on

Guardiola backs Kompany's plans to play on

Guardiola backs Kompany's plans to play on

Of all of the new features coming to Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, one we're most excited about actually involves Premier League sleeve badges as EA incorporates new-found realism in the game. What would have been disappointing for Wolves is the fact that they secured a draw after playing nearly half the game with 10 man Everton.

The 32-year-old has been hindered by persistent fitness problems over recent seasons, most commonly with his calf, but Guardiola believes the three-time Premier League winner's quality remains beyond doubt. They will be resigned to having less of the ball, so will have to make their possession count and the discipline of their two wing backs, Jonny Castro Otto and Matt Doherty, may be key. "We have to work on that". Obviously, City are a completely different animal, but once a team is unsettled against Wolves, it can go badly for them very quickly.

Wolves look far from a promoted team struggling to get to grips with England's top flight.

He has highlighted Ruben Neves and Joao Moutinho has the dangermen for the home side, and says Sergio Aguero is in frightening form. Early days, it's a long season, but hopefully more teams are going to have a proper good go at the big teams this season? The score line would later be replicated in 2011 during a Premier League match.

Against Everton, he squandered a presentable chance to put Wolves 2-1 up. Meanwhile, Leo Bonatini managed only 12 goals in 43 Championship appearances before the step up this season. With Jimenez not yet reliable enough, a wildcard will be welcome.

In defence, Benjamin Mendy with his bombarding runs and decent defensive skills looks certain to start in the left back position against Wolves on Saturday.

The only names that would sit above of him would be the who's who of Premier League goalscoring: Alan Shearer (260), Wayne Rooney (208), Andrew Cole (187), Frank Lampard (177) and Thierry Henry (175). I used to play with one in John Barnes, who, towards the end of his career, was not dissimilar to Silva when he played as a central midfielder.

Then again, this is exactly the fixture Fosun envisioned when funnelling their money into the club, or super-agent Jorge Mendes when mining his considerable contacts book.

In essence, it was a awful game from start to finish from United.

This is where they wanted to be. "That's football management. I think football is changing and managers should be called head coaches".

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo said his side have "nothing to prove" after they held Manchester City to a draw at Molineux, with Aymeric Laporte's header rescuing a point for the champions.

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