I amNeedless to say, the biggest budget gives the biggest benefit, and this is exactly what has happened with Manchester in the Carabao Cup in recent years, but defeat to West Ham United on Wednesday, the blue lost their grip on the trophy.
Pep Guardiola won the Carabao Cup every season for the Manchester club, not counting his debut campaign in 2016/17, and this season he expected his fifth consecutive triumph.
Having the deepest squad allows Manchester change a lot of players and still stay head and shoulders above almost all the other teams participating in the tournament.
The city pays a penalty shootout
Despite winning a penalty shootout in the 2019 final against Chelsea, Manchester City penalties were canceled after a 0-0 draw West Ham on wednesday, from David MoyesThe charges deducted all five fines impressively.
It might be a consolation Guardiola that his team hasn’t actually lost a single football game, but he will no doubt be disappointed to slip out of the Carabao Cup, as early-season success usually helps his team prepare for the dominant second half of the season.
West Ham looks forward to success
While Wednesday’s result was a shock, there is a lot to be said about West Ham’s progress this season, they look like a very well-organized football team and Moyes is getting the most out of his players.
Irons proved to be as difficult to win as Moyes“Everton’s classic teams have a base from which to develop and the fans are truly delighted to have the opportunity to win the Carabao Cup this season.
If at the start of the season you were asked to name the two most difficult teams in England, you would say: Manchester United and Manchester City, for now West Ham eliminated both.
They will not face a more difficult challenge in this tournament in terms of quality, and now it remains for them to maintain their shape.