‘You can see that in two ways’: Man City coach responds to UEFA Youth League setback for academy

Manchester City EDS coach Brian Barry-Murphy saw ‘the seeds of some very important careers start to form’ in the defeat that saw the Under-19s eliminated from the UEFA Youth League. City needed a victory at home to PSG to keep their qualification hopes alive but a young team was comfortably second-best across the 90 minutes… Continue reading ‘You can see that in two ways’: Man City coach responds to UEFA Youth League setback for academy

Pep Guardiola gives verdict on Cole Palmer, James McAtee and Man City’s rising academy stars

Pep Guardiola gave Cole Palmer the greatest compliment he could by simply picking the teenager in a central striker role for his first Premier League start. And the Blues boss picked out four more academy talents who he feels have a big future at Manchester City, including James McAtee, who made his Premier League debut… Continue reading Pep Guardiola gives verdict on Cole Palmer, James McAtee and Man City’s rising academy stars

Man City ‘uneasy’ about interest from Manchester United in starlet and more transfer rumours

Manchester United are ‘admirers’ of Manchester City starlet James McAtee, with the Blues growing worried about losing their promising talent to a Premier League rival, according to reports. City have some of the most highly-rated players in the country in their academy, fighting their way into Pep Guardiola’s first-team plans, and have been working hard… Continue reading Man City ‘uneasy’ about interest from Manchester United in starlet and more transfer rumours

Liam Delap hoping for chance to put Man City striker debate to bed – Stuart Brennan

Delap delay Pep Guardiola is already heartily sick of the fact that public opinion veers from “City paying the price for not buying a striker” whenever they fail to score, to “City show they don’t need a striker” when they bag five. He has been denied a close chance to see how Liam Delap has… Continue reading Liam Delap hoping for chance to put Man City striker debate to bed – Stuart Brennan

Man City suffer Ilkay Gundogan injury blow as Pep Guardiola prepares to draft in academy youngsters

Ilkay Gundogan has added to Manchester City’s growing injury crisis ahead of a crucial week of big games. And manager Pep Guardiola said the list of crocked players is so bad that he has “no choice” but to play several of his talented academy products when the Blues begin their Carabao Cup defence against Wycombe… Continue reading Man City suffer Ilkay Gundogan injury blow as Pep Guardiola prepares to draft in academy youngsters

James McAtee shines again as Man City thrash RB Leipzig in UEFA Youth League

James McAtee continued his strong start to the season by helping Manchester City Under-19s to a 5-1 victory in the UEFA Youth League. The Blues hosted RB Leipzig at the Academy Stadium on Wednesday afternoon ahead of the Champions League match. McAtee, Luke Mbete and Sam Edozie were all named in a strong starting XI… Continue reading James McAtee shines again as Man City thrash RB Leipzig in UEFA Youth League

Man City add Cole Palmer and James McAtee to UEFA Youth League squad

Manchester City have included Cole Palmer and James McAtee in their squad for the UEFA Youth League this season. New Under-23s coach Brian Barry-Murphy will lead a group of Under-19s into the youth version of the Champions League, which returns this season after being suspended for Covid-19 for the last season. City will be looking… Continue reading Man City add Cole Palmer and James McAtee to UEFA Youth League squad

Man City’s surprise top scorer this season is making it impossible for Pep Guardiola to ignore him – Joe Bray

It’s only four games into the new season, but there’s a surprise name at the top of Manchester City’s scoring charts. Ferran Torres leads the way for the first team with two goals and an assist in four appearances – plus another goal in two caps for Spain – while Gabriel Jesus has one goal… Continue reading Man City’s surprise top scorer this season is making it impossible for Pep Guardiola to ignore him – Joe Bray

Two statistics that offer hope to Man City’s talented young stars – Dominic Farrell

It doesn’t take much to get fans excited when there is even the smallest sign that a star of the future is about to emerge from their club’s academy. As such, the Manchester City faithful were broadly delighted to see Romeo Lavia handed a place on the Champions League A-list that was announced on Friday.… Continue reading Two statistics that offer hope to Man City’s talented young stars – Dominic Farrell

Man City youngster James McAtee nets hat-trick in 4-2 win over Manchester United in PL2

Young attacking-midfielder James McAtee netted a hat-trick to help Manchester City’s Under-23s defeat cross-city rivals Manchester United 4-2 in this afternoon’s Premier League 2 Manchester derby at Leigh Sports Village. The 18-year-old scored his goals either side of the half-time interval to help Brian Barry-Murphy’s men secure their second win of the season, meaning they… Continue reading Man City youngster James McAtee nets hat-trick in 4-2 win over Manchester United in PL2