'Man City will win 10-0' – Paul Merson makes outrageous prediction ahead of

That is according to Sky Sports pundit and former Arsenal forward Paul Merson.

After a record-breaking Premier League title win last season, Manchester City have started this term in similar fashion.

Pep Guardiola’s side are unbeaten after 11 matches and have scored 33 goals, conceding just four.

They have scored six in their last two outings against Southampton in the league and Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

And Merson reckons it will not be long before they hit double figures, because they are more ruthless than previous champions.

“I think they’ll get 10 before the end of the season,” he said of Manchester City.

“I think they will do someone 10 before the end. They could have done that four times already this season.

“Seriously. They’re ruthless. They’re relentless and ruthless.

“I’ve seen other teams. I’d go and watch Chelsea when we won the league.

“They’ll be 2-0 up at half time and you’d come out in the second half and think ‘this is going to be five or six’ and it will stay 2-0.

“But this team they just go and go and go. I would be shocked if they didn’t.”

Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas was working alongside Merson and agreed with his view.

And he refused to rule out City annihilating Manchester United in the derby on Sunday.

“We see some teams get 30 chances in a game and maybe take two chances,” Nicholas said.

“This team is capable of 40-50 chances in certain games.

“Could it be the derby that they produce some wild and whacky performance? It could be because they’re good enough.

“I doubt it but I think this team is on the edge of a serious kicking, more than a six.”