City got past an abject Chelsea at the weekend to leave them on the verge of the league title
Gordon Strachan has said Manchester City’s form this season has ‘spooked the rest of football’.
The Citizens have been dominant from the outset and have lost just just game in the league so far this campaign.
City cleared a big hurdle after beating Chelsea 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, a victory that leaves them just four wins away from securing the title.
Strachan said: “It’s spooked the rest of football, which I have never seen before in football.
“As a manager I played against the great Ferguson sides but I don’t think I’ve seen a team that gets in everybody’s heads where the champions [Chelsea] and a group of players like that decide ‘we’re stepping off.'”
Chelsea employed highly defensive tactics and failed to register a single shot on target in the game, leading to heavy criticism for Blues boss Antonio Conte.
And the former Coventry and Southampton boss hinted the Italian played a very risky game against the Champions-elect.
Strachan added: “It’s very hard to say to somebody ‘we want to be really defensive’ because you’re taking a great responsibility and if it doesn’t come off you get the outcry.”