Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes it is too early for his free-scoring side to be compared to the likes of former club Barcelona, according to Sky Sports.

Ahead of City’s Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk, the Spaniard insisted that despite his side’s scintillating form, it is too early in the season to know just how good his squad can be.

It’s too early to say, because I have players here who I didn’t have in the past. So it’s difficult for me to compare. [At Barcelona/Bayern] it was easy to defend our ideas because we won a lot of titles.

Here we didn’t win absolutely anything so we’ll be judged on that.

The Citizens sit comfortably on the top of the Premier League table, having made an unbeaten start to the 2017/18 campaign, scoring twenty-one goals after just six games, and conceding twice.

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They have also made a solid start to their Champions League campaign, as they dismantled Dutch champions Feyenoord with a 4-0 victory in Rotterdam.

Guardiola will be hoping his side can continue their impressive form in the coming weeks, and stay firmly on top of English football.

Napoli welcome Feyenoord to the Stadio San Paolo in the other fixture in City’s Champions League group.

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