Manchester City want to win all four trophies - and have the squad to do it

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Manuel Pellegrini says his side want to win every trophy they compete in and his squad certainly has the depth to do it.

Manchester City are on relentless form.

A 3-1 win over Leicester last night took them into the Capital One Cup semi-finals and gave them their third straight win in all competitions.

It is getting to the point where you have to question just how far Manuel Pellegrini's side will go this season. Can they win the Premier League? Can they do the double? Can they win absolutely everything?

Pellegrini wants the lot.

"I think it is important to improve in the way that we are playing. It doesn't matter if we are playing Capital One, if we are playing Premier League or Champions League, we try to play in the same way, changing names but doing the same things" he said after the Leicester game.

"I repeat that any final at Wembley is a big game and it is important to be used to trying to win all the games you are playing."

So can City go all the way in four different trophies?

There is no reason why not. Their home form in the Premier League alone makes them strong title contenders, while a 3-2 win at Bayern Munich proved their credentials in the Champions League.

They have already reached the League Cup semi-finals, with the FA Cup producing a similar prospect.

The biggest evidence to suggest they can go all the way, though, is their immense squad.

Pellegrini will have been hurt by the news that Sergio Aguero faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines injured but, with the options he has in reserve, the impact might be minimal.

"Maybe one is playing more than the other but we have so many games to play in the year that all of them have an important amount of games," the City boss added yesterday.

"Edin [Dzeko] was playing less than [Alvaro] Negredo and [Sergio] Aguero because they were doing very well but every time he plays, he scores and that is very important for us."

City have Stevan Jovetic up front, too, while their abundance of creative midfielders means Pellegrini could just as easily revert to a 4-5-1.

Indeed, the Manchester City squad has real strength in depth. Even in goal, Joe Hart's poor form has seen Costel Pantilimon step up to the plate.

Their only current issue exists at right-back, with both Pablo Zabaleta and Micah Richards currently out injured. But, even then, Dedryck Boyata can fill in the gaps, while James Milner can also provide cover.

For now, at least, all angles are covered - and a historic season remains on the cards.

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