Rio Ferdinand delighted with Manchester City's performance

"They were mesmeric - they took your breath away today and we were sitting in the studio going ‘how do you beat these guys?’"

by Sead Dedovic
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Rio Ferdinand delighted with Manchester City's performance

Manchester City managed to defeat Real Madrid with a score of 4:0. Pep Guardiola's team looks great. It seems that no one can stop them on their way to the trophy. The last stop will be Inter, and many expect it to be an easy test for City.

Rio Ferdinand, the legend of rival club Manchester United, commented on City's performance and the fact that they can win the treble. Ferdinand compared them to the famous Barcleone generation from 2008-2012. “It is the manner in which they did it,” said Ferdinand, as quoted by eurosport.com "Tactically, they dominated.
And they had their foot on their throat and it was like they were just stamping on their throat.

[They were] position[ing] them where they wanted them around the pitch.
And then bang, goals - clinical at the right time. They were mesmeric - they took your breath away today and we were sitting in the studio going ‘how do you beat these guys?’
I've played against a Pep Guardiola side which I think is the best club side ever in Barcelona - they had [Lionel] Messi and won the Champions League and they beat us.
City have got to win this title - maybe a couple of times - but they're on route to be classed alongside teams like that.

Three back-to-back Premier Leagues, a potential treble and when do they stop?”

Michael Owen reacts

Michael Owen is personally delighted with Pep Guardiola, who played a great game tactically. Owen believes that Barcelona's DNA can be felt in this Manchester City team.

“And it's no coincidence. That the two teams that you're talking about are managed by Guardiola.
People can talk about great players but I played in a team with a collection of the greatest players. It doesn't necessarily mean success.
This man is an absolute genius. I mean tactically he is off the scale”.

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