Before the season started, I asked a selection of journalists and media figures which trophies they believed City would lift this season. Here is what they said:
Rob Dawson, Football writer covering Man City and Man United for the Manchester Evening News: Premier League, FA Cup.
Oliver Kay, Chief Football Correspondent for The Times newspaper: I’d say they’re favourites – for now – for the Premier League, but I wouldn’t say they’re anything like nailed-on. Champions League? That would be a stretch. Other cups? Depends how seriously they and others take them. Premier League only would be my bet, plus a good run in the Champions League, but I think they need to wheel and deal a bit before the end of the month – not just to strengthen, but to get rid of the odd bad apple to improve the harmony of the squad.
Gabriele Marcotti, writer and pundit for The Times, Corriere dello Sport, ESPN and more: Good shot at the Premier League, I think. But the transfer window is still open…
James Ducker, Northern Football Correspondent of The Times newspaper: I think they’ll win the Capital One Cup and possibly the title.
Daniel Taylor, Chief football writer for the Guardian and Observer: I’m going for FA Cup, Golden Boot, Golden Glove and 50-50 for the Premier League. If you sign any two of De Rossi, Van Persie and Agger in the next fortnight, I will change that to 80-20.
Ian Ladyman, Northern Football correspondent for the Daily Mail: Premier League.
Alistair Mann, Match of the Day and CityTV commentator: They have the quality and perhaps more importantly the self belief to win everything they enter but as with most things in sport there are so many variables that affect the outcome. I think they will win at least one trophy every year for the foreseeable future but I will sit on the fence on predicting which one.
Jamie Jackson, Manchester football correspondent for the Guardian and Observer: Premier League
Chris Cohen, Presenter and producer for Sky, ESPN and more: I think the FA Cup could be City’s but I don’t think they’ll get any more than that.. (await barrage of abuse from City fans)
Mike Keegan, Sports News Correspondent for the Manchester Evening News: Premier League
Iain Macintosh, Football writer for The New Paper and others: They should retain the Premier League, and I fancy them to snaffle the Capital One Cup as well.