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Manchester City are coming off an incredible 2018/19 season. Pep Guardiola led his team to a domestic treble, winning the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the League Cup. It seems difficult to see where this Manchester City team can improve, but with a big signing already made, Guardiola seems to know that the 2019/20 season.

The has been huge pressure from all angles about winning the Champions League, a trophy Manchester City have never won, and a trophy Guardiola hasn’t been able to get his hands on since 2011, eight years ago.

Whether the criticism is fair or not is a different story, but all eyes will be watching Manchester City this season, wondering if the can finally crack Europe without letting domestic form slip. This tactical analysis and scout report will look at how Guardiola sets up Manchester City, and how new changes to the team may help them take it one step further in Europe.

Lineup and style of play

Guardiola is quite flexible in his formations, but his preferred formation is a 4-3-3. He will often change the formation depending on the team he is playing against.

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