Manchester City have named their full 23 man squad for their upcoming pre-season tour of the USA, and Pep Guardiola has certainly backed his younger players to impress him across the pond.
Guardiola, who will be looking to win his second successive Premier League title in 2018/19, has somewhat had his hands tied with City’s extensive involvement in the 2018 World Cup, with a surprise inclusion for World Cup winner Benjamin Mendy; albeit owing to Mendy’s lack of minutes in Russia.
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There are surprise inclusions for City’s forgotten man Joe Hart, whilst club-record signing Riyad Mahrez will debut for the Citizens in the States. First team regulars Bernardo Silva, Aymeric Laporte and Claudio Bravo will all make the trip to the USA, whilst Leroy Sane, a shock omission from Germany’s 2018 World Cup squad, is also in the final 23.
Full pre-season squad for USA tour:
Claudio Bravo, Joe Hart, Aymeric Laporte, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Tosin Adarabioyo, Riyad Mahrez, Patrick Roberts, Jason Denayer, Daniel Grimshaw, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Douglas Luiz, Jack Harrison, Lukas Nmecha, Phil Foden, Aro Muric, Eric Garcia, Nabil Touaizi, Brahim Diaz, Iker Pozo, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Benjamin Garre, Luke Bolton, Cameron Humphreys, Rabbi Matondo, Tyreke Wilson, Nathanael Ogbeta.