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"I think the Premier League would be a lot better without Manchester City"

Tom Fenton

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"I think the Premier League would be a lot better without Manchester City"

If Manchester City successfully defend their Premier League crown this season, they'll have won five out of the last six titles.

Unsurprisingly, such domestic domination has rival fans worried, including famous Man United supporter - and broadcaster - Mark Goldbridge.

The United Stand creator made his feelings known about the blue half of Manchester on TalkSPORT, following City's 2-1 win over Fulham this weekend.

Pep Guardiola's side needed a 95th-minute penalty from Erling Haaland to secure the three points and briefly return to the summit of the Premier League table.

Manchester City are tipped to retain their Premier League title. (Sportimage / Alamy)
Manchester City are tipped to retain their Premier League title. (Sportimage / Alamy)

And in spite of Arsenal's impressive response on Sunday (6 November), Goldbridge fears that, if the Gunners do begin to fade away in the title race, then it could be City's to lose by Christmas.

Speaking on The Mark Goldbridge Show, he said: "They're [Man City] fantastic, that's the thing."

"I'm not in any way saying that Manchester City aren't one of the best teams in the world. But I do think the Premier League would be a lot better without them."


He added: "And people will say 'well Manchester United dominated for years and years', but I don't think it felt the same to be honest.

"I do worry about the Premier League, I've said it a few times and I hope I'm wrong."

Goldbridge then outlined how he expects Arsenal to falter, as they're currently 'defying logic'.

He said: "Arsenal have a credibility to them, they're sort of doing it against the odds, even I'm a bit of an Arsenal fan. Because if Arsenal don't stay with Man City, then the Premier League is gonna be over by Christmas."

"The only reason this Premier League is interesting is because Arsenal are defying logic. Even Arsenal fans are like 'I can't believe what we're doing.'"

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As you might expect, his comments didn't go down too well with some fans on social media.

Indeed, many City supporters were keen to point out how Goldbridge wouldn't be complaining if United were the dominant side.

One Twitter user replied: "Translation - I preferred it when United always won the league."

Another added: "Shut up mark bet u weren’t complaining when sir Alex won it time and time again."

A third person brought up the fact that there is only one match-week left before the FIFA World Cup starts, meaning City haven't got long to pull away from Arsenal in the table.

Mark Goldbridge, real name Brent Di Cesare, has never shied away from a hot take or two. Credit: The Kick Off/YouTube
Mark Goldbridge, real name Brent Di Cesare, has never shied away from a hot take or two. Credit: The Kick Off/YouTube

They wrote: "Done by Christmas? There's one gameweek left."

Arsenal managed to stay above City for another week at least as Mikel Arteta's side edged past Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday (6 November).

Defender Gabriel Magalhaes scored the only goal of the game to ensure that Arsenal can't go into the World Cup break with a deficit any bigger than one point to Manchester City.

As things stand, the North London club are on 34 points after 13 games, two ahead of Man City.

Do you think the EPL would be better without Manchester City? Let us know your thoughts.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester City, Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish, Pep Guardiola, Premier League

Tom Fenton
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