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First Team News

Pep hopes for injury-free derby

MEDIA DAY: Pep addresses the media for the first time in China.

“No injuries” was Pep Guardiola’s answer when asked what his hopes are for the pre-season friendly against Manchester United at the Bird’s Nest Stadium.

There have been some concerns about the pitch following heavy rainfall in Beijing over the last week and Pep has admitted he wants to get through the game with his squad unscathed.

General

Training: First session in Beijing

LISTEN-UP: Pep addresses his charges

Catch the best of the action from the first training session since arriving in China.

Pep Guardiola welcomed back a few familiar faces after an extended break due to their summer commitments.

MCWFC News

Christiansen fighting fit

Community News

Cityzens Giving launches programme in Beijing

CITYZENS GIVING: 24 young leaders were part of the three-day course offering cutting edge training in community football.

In 2014 Manchester City, along with City Football Group’s family of Clubs, launched Cityzens Giving, empowering City fans everywhere to decide how youth led community football programmes are funded.

Building on this, we are supporting over 120 young leaders in Manchester and worldwide to tackle social challenges through football, using a combination of face-to-face training, remote mentoring, and digital networking.

Interview

Clichy: Now the whole team must defend

GAEL FORCE: French full-back enjoying life under Pep.

Think of Pep Guardiola and inevitably your mind will turn to beautiful, expansive attacking football.

However, there’s more to the new manager than creating chances and scoring goals, according to one of the men who has been training under him for the last three weeks.

What the Media Says

In Other News: Rooney backs Allardyce appointment

ALLARDYCE: The 61-year old was confirmed as the new England manager on Friday.

England captain Wayne Rooney believes that the FA have made a ‘good appointment’ by naming Sam Allardyce as the new manager of England.

The 30-year old is currently in China ahead of the Manchester derby on Monday and spoke to Sky Sports after the former Sunderland boss signed a two-year deal to take charge of the national side.

What the Media Says

Mirror: City close to Stones deal

TRANSFER TALK: Is the 'saga' reaching a conclusion?

It’s another day of rumours about the Blues as we sum up the best of the stories from around the web...

On today's agenda, there's transfer talk about two defenders plus praise for one of our summer signings.

Interview

Delph: Pep's the best

FAB ON PEP: Bradfordian loving the new era at City

It’s only been just over a fortnight but Fabian Delph is already blown away by his new boss.

The Yorkshireman is of the opinion that he’s working under the best manager on the planet in Pep Guardiola.

Picture Special

#cityontour: Reinforcements!

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