It might only have been a preseason friendly, but Manchester City fans can be forgiven for feeling fairly confident going into 2017-18 after their 4-1 demolition of Real Madrid in Los Angeles.
After it looked like the summer might have taken a couple of hitches -- with Dani Alves snubbing Pep Guardiola for Paris Saint-Germain, rumours long-time target Alexis Sanchez was off limits and a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United -- there were more positive signs on Wednesday evening.
Of course, following the...
LOS ANGELES -- Kevin De Bruyne has defended Manchester City's spending saying they needed to buy the best to compete.
City have spent close to £200 million this summer in a huge overhaul of the squad after failing to win any silverware in Pep Guardiola's first season at the club.
Belgium international De Bruyne admits the figures being paid are extraordinary but says that all top clubs are required to spend heavily in the current transfer market for top players.
"It's how the market goes. There's...