11 points clear at the summit of the Premier League standings, through to the last-16 of the Champions League and now - after defeating Leicester City 4-3 on penalties in the quarter final of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening - into the semi-final of the tournament, it's plausible to admit that Pep Guardiola's Manchester City could be on course for a season rich in silver, once the available fixtures in the calendar come to a close, of course.

But, that's not all on offer for the rampant Citizens, as when the FA Cup kicks-off in the new year, there could be a staggering 4 trophies on offer.

However 'Pep', without getting too far ahead of reality, believes that the prospect of his set-up claiming the coveted quadruple is "unreal", although the notion of surpassing arch-nemesis's Manchester United's famed treble-winning contingent of 1999 would surely be as tantalising as they come.


Ecstatic after the shoot-out win against the Foxes, Guardiola - speaking to the media (via Mirror) - was understandably elated with the way his young fold fared under sky-high pressure, but the former FC Barcelona tactician remained grounded with his aspirations, claiming that the idea of a quadruple is "unreal" to fathom and that it's "not going to happen." In-fact, Guardiola isn't "even thinking about that"; evidently it's a case of 'one step at a time' where success is concerned amid their scintillating form on the turf week in, week out.

Guardiola fielded a squad largely complemented by youth, U17 World Cup-winning starlet Phil Foden being amongst the fledgling aces involved. City's boss then proceeded to state that the levels his collective are hitting this term, especially after progressing further in another domestic competition at the King Power stadium, aren't "normal", so perhaps there's a supernatural force at the Etihad which is influencing his superhuman squad to reach record-breaking feats, rather than just plain old hard work and professionalism.

Enjoy the Moment

City are recognised as favourites in every possible cup competition and have earned the right to somewhat gloat in their rivals' faces. City beat Jose Mourinho's United 2-1 at Old Trafford and were caught-up in a post match fracas in the tunnel; Mourinho said that the 'Sky Blues' were disrespectful with their celebrations, although Guardiola is adamant that "you don't need to wait until you've won titles to live and enjoy the moment." City have particularly "good reason to enjoy" their dramatic victory against Leicester after extra-time, a triumph that they wanted to share with their avid supporters.

There's simply "no sense" in waiting "to win to be happy or unhappy", and though Guardiola expected a "difficult" encounter against Claude Puel's Blues, his team, after Claudio Bravo's heroics when faced with a Jamie Vardy penalty, are able to revel in the bottomless plaudits they've received for the manner in which they've conducted themselves at every given moment. 16 matches unbeaten in the English top-flight qualifies them as one of the game's most potent squad's - opponents, if they didn't already, will fear their abundant spirit and confidence.