Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola Gives Forgotten Man Mangala Yet Another Chance

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola Gives Forgotten Man Mangala Yet Another Chance

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CITY have announced their 25-man squad for the Premier League - and there is an unexpected name in the group.

The Blues had to submit the list after the loan deadline passed on August 31, and there is room for plenty of familiar faces.

Injured trio Claudio Bravo, Kevin de Bruyne and Danilo are included, as are homegrown players Fabian Delph, Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Kyle Walker.

Youngsters Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden are not on the 25-strong list, as they are automatically eligible because they are under-21.

The same rule applies for new signings Claudio Gomes and Philippe Sandler.

However, there is one surprising inclusion on the list - Eliaquim Mangala.

After spending the second half of last season out on loan, Mangala is way down the pecking order with John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi, Aymeric Laporte and Vincent Kompany all ahead of him. …

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