Harry Redknapp has said that Pep Guardiola could struggle to motivate his Manchester City players as he predicts Manchester United to win the Premier League title.
Writing in his column for the Sun, the popular pundit previewed the title race ahead of the upcoming season.
Boldly, Harry Redknapp can foresee Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side losing the Premier League title to Manchester United.
Harry Redknapp pinpoints Pep Guardiola problem as he backs Manchester United to win the Premier League
Branded as ‘the greatest innovative coach’ across all sports by Owen Hargreaves, the Catalan boss will be gunning for domestic glory once again as City have the chance to become the first English club to win four league titles in a row.
The Spanish tactician, described as ‘ruthless’ by the i Newspaper will be up against it next season to keep his squad hungry after winning a historic treble, however.
It is due to this very reason that Harry Redknapp believes Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City side could relinquish the Premier League title to Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United.
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“That may seem a strange thing to say for a side that won the treble and obviously City will be the ones to beat again. But when you’ve got everything in life, sometimes it’s a case of, ‘What more can we do?’
“And Pep has a hell of a job on his hands to keep them as hungry and bang at it again. Let’s be honest, as brilliant as City were last time, the title was in Arsenal’s hands and they let it slip”, Harry Redknapp said about Manchester City and Pep Guardiola with regards to their chances of retaining the Premier League title once again.
“Mikel Arteta has signed very well in the summer — as have others, which I’ll come to in a minute — while Pep has lost one or two. Ilkay Gundogan’s gone to Barcelona, Riyad Mahrez is in Saudi and there are still doubts about Kyle Walker, who is a fantastic right-back”, he added.
“City were on the ropes last season and came out fighting when it mattered. Well, there’s no doubt they are in a genuine fight again… and I can see this one going the distance”, Harry Redknapp said, as Pep Guardiola and Manchester City will be likely to be facing genuine competition from Arsenal and Manchester United in the Premier League title hunt,
Redknapp concluded, “But while it wouldn’t be the greatest surprise to see Arsenal as champions, I’m actually tipping the Premier League to stay in Manchester. Just not with the team everyone thinks. Erik ten Hag did a great job in his first season at United and he’s another who has had a decent summer in the market.”