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Benjamin Mendy: Road to recovery

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Benjamin Mendy is back in action.

The French defender returned from a seven-month injury lay-off for Manchester City's EDS against Manchester United, playing the first 45 minutes in a 1-1 draw.

Speaking after the game, he said: "I feel good. 

"It's a good feeling to touch the ball in a real game. Against United is a good game for my first game back after my injury.

"We are football players so we know we can have a lot of injuries. I’ve had one before (a long injury), but now it’s OK.

"I was out for a long time, so it was difficult, but with my family and friends, with a team like this, everything was OK.

"For my first game, my body felt good and my knee. I played and I enjoyed it."