Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

@Mennewsdesk My Boy Blues Will Fire for Pep - Pelle

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

@Mennewsdesk My Boy Blues Will Fire for Pep - Pelle

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MANUEL Pellegrini believes Pep Guardiola will allow City's young talent to flourish.

But he will not be discussing the issue - or any other - with his successor.

Pellegrini has received some criticism from City fans for not allowing graduates of the club's academy more first-team opportunities.

Kelechi Iheanacho has led the way with a breakthrough season, which has also seen Bersant Celina, Manu and Aleix Garcia, Cameron Humphreys, Angelino, George Evans, Tosin Adarabioyo and Brandon Barker make first-team debuts.

Other than Iheanacho - who many fans wanted to see more of - the rest of that impressive cast list have played bit-part roles.

But Pellegrini - who will officially be replaced by Guardiola on July 1 - said: "I think in the next years you will see some players from the academy. …

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