Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mendy's a Champion, but He Could Have Been

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mendy's a Champion, but He Could Have Been

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BENJAMIN Mendy is Mr Popular with City's fans.

And the feeling is mutual. The French left-back has been taken to the hearts of Blues, despite him missing most of the season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury in City's 5-0 home victory over Crystal Palace in September.

He returned to the team against Swansea at the weekend, exclaiming: "It was amazing to be back after this long time. Every day I worked hard with the physio, the doctors and the players. I knew with this injury we had to wait and work, but seven months on, I am strong."

He has been missed by the fans - not least for his exuberant lust for life and unrestrained social media shenanigans - and relished the welcome he received.

"I have never had a welcome like that, it was the best in the world," he grinned. …

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