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Ian Bishop: My City XI

Ian Bishop: My City XI
Former City favourite Ian Bishop chooses his all-time City XI – and it’s that good, even he didn’t make the cut….

Take it away, Bish…

So, I’m going with a 4-3-3 and will start with Joe Hart – still a top keeper and he was incredible for City.


In defence I’m pairing Vincent Kompany with Colin Hendry – both good in the air and on the ground, with a full-blooded tackle in them.

My right-back is the truly gifted Paul Lake and on the left I’d have to go with Terry ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Phelan – he had some pace!

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My midfield trio would probably set you back £500million or more in today’s money – what price Colin Bell? Yaya was immense for City and Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best midfielders in the world just now and we’re lucky to have him.

My forward three would be David Silva supplying Sergio Aguero and Rodney Marsh. Marshy would be pure entertainment, but he was also a wonderful footballer.

No words needed for Aguero!

And as much as I love Joe Royle, I’d have to go for Pep Guardiola as my manager.

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Captain: Vincent Kompany

Starting XI: Joe Hart, Paul Lake, Vincent Kompany, Colin Hendry, Terry Phelan, Yaya Toure, Colin Bell, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Rodney Marsh, Sergio Aguero.

Subs: Joe Corrigan, Pablo Zabaleta, Tommy Booth, Peter Barnes, Georgi Kinkladze, Mike Summerbee, Paul Dickov.

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