A dodgy debut for the goalkeeper aside last Saturday’s derby win for Manchester City revealed that Pep Guardiola’s blue revolution is already well underway. It was a sumptuous performance that at times had Mourinho’s United flummoxed and frustrated and will surely strike fear into the rest of the Premier League.

Former City keeper – and firm fan favourite – Nicky Weaver, speaking exclusively to 888sport, was sufficiently impressed to claim another 6-1 mauling could have been on the cards if ruthlessness had been applied up front.

“With some better finishing from City there could have been a few more. They hit the post a couple of times and every time De Bruyne had the ball something happened.”

Elsewhere it is clear Weaver has been seriously impressed with what he’s witnessed so far.

“It’s high-tempo and if they lose the ball the pressing gets it back. There has been a lot of talk about the possession based game but it’s possession with a purpose. They have a lot of young dynamic players in the team and with Sterling and De Bruyne and Iheanacho stepping in for Aguero they have goals and options all over the place. They have subs who can change things and they’re going to take some beating for the title.”

Read the full 888sport interview with Nicky Weaver, including his opinion Joe Hart should return to play for Man City