Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has shown he is determined to win all the trophies available in England in the 2017/2018 season after going trophy-less in his first season in England.
The Catalan whose side won Cardiff City 2-0 to progress to the next round had earlier paid a secret visit to Cardiff and scout on their squad when they played Mansfield in the Third-round replay leg. This was to enable him have an idea of what to expect when he meets them.
The result of the secret visit paid off as Manchester City defeated the championship side 2-0 in a match where City boss named a strong team to enable him get victory.
The victory means Manchester City are on course to win three trophies in England, having reached the final of the Carabao Cup against Arsenal and are currently on top of the premier league table with 12 points adrift United who are second on the table.
City are still potential contenders in the champions league, making them a team aiming at the quadruple this season under the Catalan manager.
According to report from Mirror Sport, Guardiola claimed before the game they needed “22 top players” to compete for the Quadruple, and they are on course as City are pursuing a record £57m signing of defender Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao and maybe £50m-rated Brazil midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk.