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The 2011-12 EPL season could turn out to be the year of Manchester.
It seems that Manchester is not only home to the league’s champion, Manchester United, but also (thanks to the money of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan) to the league's second best and richest team, Manchester City.
City, who finished third last season and won the FA Cup, were able to make an already good team even better.
During the offseason Manchester City acquired striker Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid, midfielder Samir Nasri from Arsenal and former United midfielder Owen Hargreaves. Nasri and Hargreaves give City’s midfield both more creativity and toughness.
Striker Aguero, who has already scored eight goals, and teammate Edin Dzeko, who has bagged seven, might be the best striker duo in the whole league.
Instead of looking at London for a title contender, Manchester United has to look at crosstown rival Manchester City as their biggest opponent.