Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mendy Too Far out in Far East. but It's All a Joke

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mendy Too Far out in Far East. but It's All a Joke

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BENJAMIN Mendy went live on Instagram to prove his whereabouts after City boss Pep Guardiola responded with dismay at the suggestion that the defender was in Hong Kong.

Mendy posted an Instagram story yesterday morning with the location tagged at Hong Kong International Airport and, when Guardiola was asked about the defender's apparent Far East trip, the City boss was sent into panic.

"Wow," he said. "I didn't know it! He's a lucky guy!

"Before, he said I'm going for a day to Paris. That is fine, it is here but Hong Kong is far away. I don't know. I have to install Instagram on my account to control my players because I don't know!

"Yesterday he was in Barcelona."

But Mendy posted on Twitter to confirm that the Instagram story was posted in jest. …

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