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My City XI: Gareth Barry

My City XI: Gareth Barry
Gareth Barry made 175 appearances for City between 2009 and 2013.

The former Aston Villa midfielder was part of an historic squad that ended City’s long wait for silverware by winning the FA Cup in 2011 and then the Premier League in 2012.

A popular and dependable player, Gareth retired from playing in the summer after making a record 832 career appearances.

But, who gets in his dream City XI?

Take it away, Gareth…

“When I was asked to select my all-time favourite City side, it took me just a few moments to decide.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to play with some fantastic players in my career and I’ve lots of good memories – but nothing tops the day I won the title with City.

“That team – the class of 2011/12 – gelled perfectly on and off the pitch. We shared a common vision, and that was to follow up the FA Cup triumph the previous season with the Premier League title.

“We never stopped believing – even when we fell eight points behind United with six games to go – and we fought until the very last minute of that unforgettable season.

“So, my Dream City XI is the 17 players who played or were on the bench against QPR back in May 2012. That means I get a game, of course, but every one of those lads is worthy a place in Manchester City’s history.”

The team: Hart,  Zabaleta,  Kompany (c), Lescott, Clichy, Y Touré, Barry, D Silva,  Nasri, Tevez, Agüero

Substitutes: Pantilimon, Richards, Milner, Dzeko, Kolarov, de Jong, Balotelli

Manager: Roberto Mancini

Formation: 4-4-2

 

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