Not long after winning the FA Cup quarter-finals, Manchester City returned to the CFA training ground to prepare for this weekend’s Premier League round.
Waiting for Raheem Sterling and his teammates ahead is a welcome to the city rival Man United.
The defending champion is fiercely competing with Liverpool in the race to conquer the throne of the most attractive tournament on the planet.
The minimum victory at Goodison Park last round helped Citizens increase the gap with The Kop to 6 points. However, compared to the red half of Merseyside, Pep Guardiola’s teachers and students are playing more than 1 match.
Ederson is likely to still be the choice to keep the wooden frame in the starting line-up of the blue half of Manchester in the derby 2 days later.
Man City’s training ground has the appearance of teenage goalkeeper Cieran Slicker.
Another 19-year-old morning star, Liam Delap, is also present.
Bernardo Silva can start again after sitting on the bench in the midweek Peterborough United match.
In the Manchester derby in phase 1 of the Premier League 2021/22, it was Silva who scored a 2-0 victory for Citizens at Old Trafford.
With the home field advantage, Man City is expected to defeat the guests who do not really have a good mentality. The Red Devils were struggling in the relegation battle with Watford, a goalless draw in the previous round.