Former Everton and Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni has
predicted the outcome of the 2020/2021 English Premier league season.
According to Aiyegbeni, who once disturbed defences in the premier league during spells for Everton and Middlesborough, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side will win the league as the club’s style of football and the depth in quality in the Manchester City squad stands them out.
Manchester United are now 14 points behind City after drawing with Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, March 3, and Yakubu believes the path has been cleared for Manchester City.
“I don’t think anyone can challenge them. I think [they are 15 points already ahead of Manchester United] and 22 points against Liverpool – it’s a long way to go,” Ayegbeni told Goal.
“The title is gone already, and Manchester City will win the league. They are going to win for sure.”
Manchester City’s last league success came in the 2018-19 season and they have shelled out £160m this term to boost their chances of emerging as English champions.
“They’ve got quality players,” he added. “[John] Stones is playing really well, Rodri as well. They have got some quality defenders and they don’t make mistakes like they use to do.
“When you have quality players, for sure, you will always try to win the league.
“They have a great manager – [Pep] Guardiola – his style of football is unbelievable and that is evident in the way his team plays. The boys understand themselves and when you see them play, you just love football.
“You also have to give credit to the owner for backing the manager up to spend money to buy better players. At the moment, they’ve got those players and they should also see if they can win the Champions League.”
Manchester City host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United on Sunday.
The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last ten games in all competitions.