Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala's audition for a bigger role in Pep Guardiola's plans fails to hit the high notes



There were moments when Eliaquim Mangala looked like a central defender befitting a club of Manchester City's stature. Sadly, there were far more when you wondered if Pep Guardiola really can withstand six weeks without John Stones.
Stones, a flawless passer of the ball and carrier out from the back, has been imperious defensively all term, helping Nicolas Otamendi alongside him and dictating that Vincent Kompany's fitness is not quite the issue it once was.
Mangala might well be leaned on for much more than this game - a meaningless group stage fixture against a fairly impotent Feyenoord -... read more

 
21 November 2017 in Sport, Views: 68
Source: Daily Mail
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