Neville on City starting winning trophies

@GNev2 on City stepping it up at this stage of the season: "They now have a trophy to win on Sunday... It’s the time of the season in which Guardiola will come alive. It feels to me that his players are coming alive as well. It’s all a little bit more serious."

Pundit praises Sterling

Paul Merson on Sterling: “This lad; I’m going to go as far to say that he is getting world class - he is getting to that stage! I can’t speak any more highly of the lad, I think he is the most improved player in the world of football!”

Laporte on relationships with Stones

@Laporte on his partnership with John Stones: "I generally get on very well with everybody, we have a special bond as a team. I also get on very well with John. He's also young, so we're improving together from the rest. We're lucky to have experienced guys helping us out."

Lineker praises Foden

“The talent we’ve got with England is frightening, fantastic. We’ve Trent Alexander-Arnold - unbelievable. Joe Gomez - what a player. @PhilFoden - a beautiful footballer.” @GaryLineker on England’s young talent and our very own Phil Foden.

City broke rules recruiting Sancho

New reports from Der Spiegel suggest that Manchester City gave Jadon Sancho’s agent a scouting contract in order to disguise a £200,000 payment connected to the England star’s move from Watford in 2015. [@martynziegler]

Sarri on preparing for final against City

Maurizio Sarri on not overloading his players with information ahead of the @Carabao_Cup final: "I want their minds really very free. I saw a team very worried [vs Malmö]. Without confidence. So I don't want to press them. We will prepare the match in 60 minutes, no more."

City could face transfer ban

Manchester City are expected to receive a similar sanction from FIFA as Premier League rivals Chelsea, for alleged breaches of regulations relating to foreign under 18 players. [via @Matt_Lawton_DM]

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