Former Man United defender Gary Neville has conceded that Man City look the part this season, and singled David Silva out for praise.
City have played three and won three so far this season, and while they have looked impressive going forward, they have yet to concede either.
Neville has been most impressed by Silva, but believes that the club’s work in the transfer market and ability to build around the Spaniard has allowed him to flourish.
“He picked up the ball so much – he was connecting everything, like the glue that was holding everything together,” he told The Gary Neville Podcast.
“He was running the game. It was so difficult for McCarthy and Barry – they were being run all over the pitch by him.
“He’s now got pace all around him with Raheem Sterling, Jesus Navas, Kolarov and Sergio Aguero.”
Neville believes that Manuel Pellegrini has a much more solid squad at his disposal this season, with two quality players available in practically every position.
Along with Sterling, the club has also signed Nicolas Otamendi and Fabian Delph this summer, and they will hope that it is enough to take back the Premier League title from Chelsea.
However, they may not be done in the transfer market just yet, as they have been linked with a mega-money move for former Blues star Kevin De Bruyne.
As a result, Neville insists that they have sent an early warning to their rivals, and their current form looks ominous.