Manchester City are a team that has recently benefited from generous investment from their rich owners.

However, ever since they won the Premier League, I believe the team has declined compared to their title-winning team of 2011/12.

An example of this would be selling some of their prize assets. After recently selling Carlos Tevez, who scored 17 goals last season, they have also sold players such as Mario Balotelli, Nigel de Jong and Adam Johnson.

However, that isn't the part that shows their downfall. I believe it is the replacements.

I mean, can any City fan really say that Jack Rodwell and Javi Garcia are better than De Jong and Johnson? Goals have also been hard to come by, yet the decision has been taken to sell both Tevez and Balotelli - neither have been replaced yet, either.

As well as that, things do not look like improving next year, as Manchester City have replaced the sacked Roberto Mancini with a bloke who spent around £200m at Real Madrid and won nothing.

The appointment of Manuel Pellegrini does not show any ambition; it's not as if they are taking a chance on a manager like at Manchester United or Everton.

To me it looks like Manchester City are falling from the heights they climbed.


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