Mens Team

My City XI: Tony Book

With more than 50 years' service, who does Skip go for...

Captain, manager, assistant manager, first team coach, academy coach, honorary president – there isn’t much Tony Book hasn’t done in his 54 years with the Club.

So who better to select his Dream Manchester City XI?

Who makes Skip’s all-time squad? Wonder no more…

Take it away, Tony…

“I’ll start with Big Joe in net – a fantastic goalkeeper who was my No.1 throughout my managerial years.

“My back four would be Pablo Zabaleta at right-back, Dave Watson and Vinnie Kompany in central defence and Glyn Pardoe at left-back.

“In the middle, I’d have Colin Bell, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva – what a trio that would have been!

“Up front, I’d have Buzzer on the right, with Franny Lee and Sergio Aguero. Plenty of goals in there, I think.

“So, a top keeper, a back four with talent who were as tough as nails; a midfield with energy and creativity and a fearsome forward line.

“Definitely a team I’d want to watch!”

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Corrigan, Zabaleta, Watson, Kompany (c), Pardoe, Bell, D Silva, De Bruyne, Summerbee, Lee, Aguero     Subs: Bravo, Walker, Sterling, Foden, M Doyle, Bernardo, Hartford