Alan Shearer says Manchester City are not a great side, tells them what they must to earn status

Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City scratches his head prior to the UEFA Champions League group C match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City FC at Camp Nou on October 19, 2016...

Manchester City may have have just coasted to a record-breaking Premier League title win but Alan Shearer says they are not a great side.

Khaldoon al-Mubarak, Manchester City chairman and Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City pose with the Premier League trophy as Manchester City win the Premier League after the...

Pep Guardiola has implemented a similar style to his great Barcelona sides to turn Manchester City into one of the best teams to grace the Premier League.

Man City have turned on the style all season long playing some swashbuckling football as they coasted to the title with 100 points and 106 goals along the way with a league cup thrown in for good measure.

In truth the Blues blitzed the opposition with fierce rivals Manchester United their nearest challengers some 19 points behind.

Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City shoots and scores his side's third goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Swansea City at Etihad Stadium on April 22, 2018 in...

City's enigmatic style and substance prompted much debate throughout the season as to how the matched up against other great teams of the Premier League era such as Arsenal's invincibles, Alex Ferguson's United sides and Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

But Premier League legend Alan Shearer has told Coral that Guardiola's City cannot be considered great yet and revealed what they must do to earn that status.

"Manchester City have played some of the best football we have seen in the Premier League this season," Shearer told Coral.

Premier League legend Alan Shearer attends a coaching demonstration and tournament for local youngsters led by locally trained Premier Skills coaches on March 4, 2017 in Mumbai, India....

"I think it is too early to call them a great team but they have produced many great things this season.

"If they do go on to win it again next season, I think you’d have to revisit that. They have broken all sorts of records and have been excellent throughout the campaign.

"Pep will want to win back-to-back titles and he will be desperate to better their Champions League record. Let’s face it, he was hired fundamentally to try and win the Champions League.

"They had won the Premier League before under previous managers so he will have to try and win that to satisfy the owners."

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