Learning Mancunian with Zaba!

As part of his visit to our Cityzens Giving water project in La Cava, Buenos Aires, City legend Pablo Zabaleta took some time out to teach the local kids some of his favourite Mancunian phrases.

Known for picking up the Mancunian accent during his illustrious  career with City, Zaba proved a natural at teaching the kids from the project everything from describing the weather in Manchester (“It’s chucking it down”) to Sergio Aguero’s favourite Manc phrase: “Different gravy”.

The project he visited stems from Manchester City’s water-inspired PUMA away kit this season which celebrates football as a force for good and pays tribute to a unique partnership between PUMA, Cityzens Giving, and Xylem.

This innovative global programme – led by Cityzens Giving young leaders – combines football-based education on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), with Xylem water technology to provide clean water access for communities in need.

Speaking about his experience at La Cava, Zabaleta said: “It’s a privilege to meet young leaders who are dedicated to supporting their communities and so inspiring to see first-hand how football is being used to improve the lives of young people in my home city.”


The Manchester City Away kit is available at PUMA.com, PUMA stores, Etihad Stadium Store, mancity.com/shop and at select retailers worldwide.

And you can learn more about Pablo’s visit to Buenos Aires HERE.

Play the video to watch some of Zaba's special Mancunian lessons...