Mens Team

My City XI: Micah Richards

Our popular former defender reveals his dream City line-up....

Take it away, Micah...

Team notes: “It was a toss up between Ederson and Joe Hart, but I’m going with Joe because that first season in the Champions League showed what a brilliant keeper he is. I’m going for Zaba right-back because he was a leader on the pitch, with Joleon at left-back – I know that’s not his first position, but I’d want him in defence alongside Dunney and the man himself, Vinnie who would be captain.

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“I’d like Yaya as my holding midfielder – he could start the play like he did at Barcelona and just give the ball to Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva and let them get on with it. Up front, it’s City’s main man Sergio – where would we be without him? And alongside him, my third Argentine, Carlos Tevez and Raheem Sterling as the third in the strike force. I think Raheem has moved to the next level now and will just keep getting better.

“On the bench, I’m not going to have a keeper – so don’t get injured Harty! – with Leroy Sane the only player I didn’t play alongside on there. The rest – even my high maintenance mate Mario – all pick themselves.

“For my manager, I’m going with Roberto Mancini. It would be easy to pick Pep, but when we won the title in 2012, Mancini was taking on Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger and, let’s be honest, nobody knew that much of him when he arrived at City.”

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Roberto Mancini

Hart, Zabaleta, Dunne,  Kompany (c), Lescott, Yaya Toure,Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero, Tevez                                                           

Subs: Barry, Milner, De Jong, Sane, S Wright-Phillips, Balotelli, Clichy