With Manchester City’s pre-season schedule complete, the media focus has switched to what we might expect when the real action begins next weekend.
In reacting to the 3-0 win over West Ham in Iceland, many journalists have started to look ahead to what City will bring when the Premier League resumes.
The Manchester Evening News’ Simon Bajkowski was suitably impressed with Friday’s performance.
He writes: “The Reykjavik rain couldn't stop Manchester City from sizzling as they rounded off their pre-season fixtures by outclassing West Ham.
“If City's new signings can maintain their form then West Ham won't be the only team to feel dazed and dizzied after 90 minutes.
Writes Michael Cantillon: “Deployed as a left wing-back, Sane was superb. Tore Zabaleta apart to such an extent the Argentine was subbed at the break.
“Went close to a goal after a mazy run and played a huge part in the second after an exquisite first-time pass to release Silva.”
Finally, Robbie Savage has submitted his predictions for the season ahead and he’s of the belief the Blues will be in the race for the title come May 2018.
“Pep Guardiola finished his debut season in English football empty-handed, but there’s no way he will draw another blank,” Savage told The Mirror.
“City led the charge of big spenders in the close season, shelling out nearly £100m on a pair of full-backs alone, and they will take some stopping.
“It’s going to be a thrilling shoot-out with the neighbours across town – and for me, only United are equipped to match them.”