Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Writers' Panel ; OUR M.E.N. REPORTERS PICK THEIR CITY TEAM TO TAKE ON STEAUAFor All the Latest City News, Log on to Our Live Daily Blog Manchestereveningnews.Co.UK

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STUART BRENNAN THE team that beat Sunderland is clearly the one Pep Guardiola saw as his strongest available, and it appears there is only fit-again Nicolas Otamendi to add to his squad.

But three games in a week, when the team is still under-cooked might not be perfect, especially as the last one is down at Stoke on Saturday lunchtime.

Of the two games, Steaua and Stoke, you would take the Potters to be the greater threat, and personally I would switch a few things, bringing in Pablo Zabaleta to give Bacary Sagna some time, and replacing Gael Clichy with Aleks Kolarov, to accommodate Otamendi's return and rest up Clichy.

Fabian Delph and Jesus Navas would also get starts in my team.

Personally, I would pick Hart but it doesn't look like that will happen. …

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