Men's Team

Summer tour: Departure in pictures

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The Blues set off on their North American tour - and the first international arrival was City boss Roberto Mancini, who is first off the team coach at Manchester Airport ...


With a ten-hour trip to Los Angeles ahead, Aleks and Mario check in early so they can get on with the Travel Scrabble Mario has brought from Italy to entertain his team-mates on the flight ...


Meanwhile Yaya Toure has taken new signing Gael Clichy under his wing for the journey. “Did you happen to watch the FA Cup Final, Gael?” asked the Ivorian prior to regaling his heroics last May ...


Joe Hart feels like check-in tonight as he gets a bit peckish. Though he consumed his passport on the way to the departure lounge, he was still suffering hunger pangs.


Hello? Who does this bad boy belong to ...?


One guess ... yep, it’s England’s No.1 again. It didn’t taste as good as the passport but it filled a hole. Actually, the food was first class and went down well with all the lads. Harty food, you might say ...


Elsewhere there was an impromptu team meeting with James Milner, Gareth Barry, Stuart Taylor and Adam Johnson – that was until Gareth informed AJ you had to be an ex-Villa player to be in their gang. Ah, well ...

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