Man City fear Riyad Mahrez may miss Community Shield with ankle injury

Man City fear Riyad Mahrez may miss Community Shield with ankle injury

Together with new signing Riyad Mahrez, both will look to feature in the International Champions Cup match with Liverpool in New Jersey on Wednesday and hand their manager a glimpse of what the future holds.

Manchester City's World Cup players have made a decision to return to training early and help aid manager Pep Guardiola's attempt to defend the Premier League title.

"I was disappointed for them too because some of them are my friends and I've played with them before, " he added.

Guardiola, speaking ahead of City's final match of the U.S. tour against Bayern Munich in Miami on Saturday, said: "Most of them are coming back".

The much-maligned Hart, who has been shipped out to Serie A side Torino and West Ham in successive seasons since manager Pep Guardiola's appointment at the Etihad, showed cool composure to show his back to Liverpool's Number 11 and back heel hit through Salah's legs to return to his young defender.

"To win consecutive leagues is going to be very hard but we're going to try".

"When we made a decision to extend the contract, first of all I am comfortable, the second one is the club trust what we are doing", he said.

And although Chelsea beat City to preferred target Jorginho, we all expect Guardiola to get the necessary backing to find a top notch replacement.

REUTERS  Lisi Niesner
REUTERS Lisi Niesner

"Laporte had a little problem on the second day in Manchester", Guardiola said.

Pep Guardiola is relishing meeting Niko Kovač as Manchester City take on Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup and hopes the two club's will face each other again in the Champions League this season. "We kept going and I am satisfied", he told the club's official website.

The Bayern keeper was being kept busy and on 51 minutes, he was picking the ball out of the back of the net once more after Silva fed Foden and when his curling shot was parried, Nmecha was on hand to steer home from close.

"It's only a game we played and a lot of good moments which we can use and a lot of bad moments we can work on. Still, he is far away from his best".

Upfront, I have seen nothing to suggest the team that became only the second side to break the 100-goal barrier will slow down.

However, Salah - the reigning Premier League Golden Boot victor and Player of the Year - showed no signs of discomfort after scoring within a minute of his introduction. Our personality was incredible.

"But our performance was incredible; first half, players with an average age of 18, 19 years old, it was so good".

City's next game in the competition is against Bayern Munich on Saturday.

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