It was fantastic to see City make it into the final of the Champions League for the first time in their history last night.

No one is happier than the Abu Dhabi owners who have done so much to put the Blues right at the top of the world game.

European glory is what they demanded of manager Pep Guardiola – and he’s one match from delivering it if he can triumph in Istanbul on May 29.

Guardiola did it his way against PSG in both legs of the the semi final with no recognised strikers starting – and boosted by the excellent form of 20-year-old Phil Foden from Stockport, who is rapidly emerging as the most valuable young player in the world.

He is already light years ahead of  Raheem Sterling who he’s replaced in the team basically because of his ability to make a final killer ball and never waste possession.

Foden is that good I’d even suggest he’s the first name on Guardiola’s team sheet nowadays – ahead of even Kevin De Bruyne.

Riyad Mahrez was the two-goal hero on Tuesday. He’s also become a key part of Guardiola’s team giving balance and a constant wide threat.

The owners, just like the much-maligned Glazers at my club United, know they still have to work at rebuilding trust with fans after supporting the closed shop European Super League.

But Guardiola and his supreme team have done all they can to switch attention to what is happening on the pitch with an amazing treble still very much on the cards. 

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