Ex-Manchester United striker: City can win Champions League

Andy Cole has stated that Manuel Pellegrini’s charges have the required quality to be crowned European champions.

The Champions League knockout rounds are not to far in the distance, with a number of glamour ties for the English sides.

One of the most intriguing is Manchester City’s battle with Barcelona, which should be an excellent spectacle.

The Etihad Stadium outfit have made the last 16 for the first time in their history this season, with ambitions of going even further.

One of their former players, Andrew Cole, has been signing the side’s praises and believes that City have what it takes to be kings of Europe.

“Manuel Pellegrini has taken the shackles off. If you look at City, player for player, they’ve got the best squad,” the retired forward told Daily Star Sunday.

“Pellegrini has told them, ‘I play a certain brand of football, I’m attack-minded and I want my attacking players to score goals’.

“And they have. To get over 100 goals by January is extraordinary and it is down to his philosophy.

“City, believe me, are good enough to win the Champions League. United, though, are struggling to qualify for it.”

Cole played for Manchester United for six years, scoring almost 100 Premier League goals in the process, but moved to City later in his career for a solitary campaign.

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