Ilkay Gundogan explains why the Premier League is superior to the Bundesliga

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has claimed the Bundesliga is boring. The German star quit Borussia Dortmund for the Premier League 18 months ago and has played 19 Premier League games in Pep Guardiola's engine room this season after recovering from a long-term injury. And the 27-year-old insists English football

Basel vs Manchester City TV channel, team news and more

Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City face a trip to Switzerland to face Basel, who beat rivals United wearlier this season. Pep Guardiola will know all about the Swiss Super League’s second-placed side and what they have to bring to the table. The Catalan will be confident that his side

Big debate: Experts decide who will win the Champions League

It's back! The Champions League returns with the real business about to start in the last 16 stage of the competition. With so many elite sides finishing as runners-up in the group stage, the draw has produced some spectacular ties - including the holders Real Madrid vs

Basel coach takes dig at Man United during Man City press conference

Basel coach Raphael Wicky has admitted Manchester City have “no weaknesses” as he prepared to face the Champions League favourites. Basel beat Manchester United in the group stage to advance to the knockout phase, but Wicky admitted facing runaway Premier League leaders City is a tougher

10 talking points from the Premier League weekend

Another week, another win for Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's men need just six more wins, providing their closest rivals don't drop any points, to secure the Premier League title. Sergio Aguero scored four as City romped to victory over Leicester on Saturday night, while their closest rivals

Man City agree deal with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign £50m midfielder in the summer

Title-bound Manchester City have agreed a £50million deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk this summer. The Premier League leaders were impressed by the 24-year-old when they played Shakhtar in the Champions League group stages earlier this season. The Ukrainian club refused to sanction Fred’s departure

Lionel Messi exclusive — Barcelona are worried about Man City

Lionel Messi believes Pep Guardiola can lead Manchester City to Champions League glory. Barcelona’s brilliant Argentine forward says the runaway Premier League leaders are the biggest threat to his hopes of becoming a champion of Europe for the fourth time, along with Neymar-inspired Paris Saint-Germain. The last 16

Manchester United squad revealed for Premier League clash vs Newcastle

Manchester United are looking to consolidate second place in the Premier League with Jose Mourinho having already conceded the title to leaders Manchester City. Form is still key though with the Red Devils aiming to win two cup competitions, with big games following the league game with

Andy Dunn: Guardiola and Mourinho wouldn’t accept such abuse so why should refs?

Immensely looking forward to an assistant referee sarcastically applauding Jurgen Klopp over paying £35million for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Or giving him an ironic wink for continuing to field Dejan Lovren. That would be amusing. Although maybe not as amusing as a referee jabbing his finger towards Pep Guardiola’s face and expressing his

Why Manchester City keeper thinks he could play in midfield

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson reckons he could star in the Premier League's runaway leaders midfield. Brazilian ace Ederson moved to City last summer for £35m from Benfica to boost Pep Guardiola's faltering final line of defence. The 24-year-old has been an ever-present in City's Premier League

Man Utd fans won’t like what Rooney has said about rivals City

Wayne Rooney has given his honest verdict on Manchester City and it won't make enjoyable listening for Manchester United fans. The Everton striker is a guest on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football for Chelsea's away clash against Watford. When asked about City's success this campaign, The Red Devils

Robbie Fowler picks out the best striker in the Premier League

I’m often asked who is the best striker in the ­Premier League, and the honest answer is I’m hard pushed to choose. I know that’s a cop out though – especially because you can’t call yourself a ­centre-forward without being decisive. So, sorry to all the ­Manchester City fans