Rio Ferdinand believes that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City squad still needs important changes as their winless streak was stretched to four games on Wednesday night.
City were beaten 4-0 by Barcelona at the Nou Camp in their Champions League showdown, with Lionel Messi unsurprisingly emerging as the star of the show with his 37th hat-trick for the club.
It now means City have gone four games without a win, losing to Barca and Tottenham while being held by Celtic and Everton, which is in stark contrast to their 10-game winning streak to start the Guardiola era.
While some may perceive it as being a little too drastic given just two weeks ago many were tipping City to waltz to the Premier League title, Ferdinand makes a valid point.
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Although Guardiola was active in the summer transfer market, there are still areas of his current squad that could do with strengthening.
The Spanish tactician requires certain types of players in particular positions, and ultimately he hasn’t quite got the all-round team he would want in order to try and replicate the success that he enjoyed at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Ferdinand didn’t go into detail about how many new players are needed, but Guardiola will be thinking about the next two transfer windows and how to strengthen.