Picture Special

Guardiola returns to training ahead of trip to West Ham

The best images from our first training session after the international break, led by Pep Guardiola.

The manager returned to the City Football Academy this week following his recovery from a routine back operation in Spain last month.

Guardiola’s assistant Juanma Lillo oversaw the managerial duties for our 2-1 and 5-1 wins over Sheffield United and Fulham respectively prior to the international break.

Now, the squad turns their attention to our trip to London on Saturday 16 September when we face West Ham United with kick-off scheduled for 15:00 (UK).


David Moyes’ side sit fourth, two points behind City after the opening four games of the 2023/24 season.

We are the only side in the Premier League to still boast a 100% record and will be looking to extend our lead at the top of the table with a win in the capital.

Check out the best of the action as the players returned to the CFA via the gallery below…