MAN CITY SQUAD: Who are the youngest and oldest players in the Manchester City squad?
Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions have started the new season in good form, and are top of the table heading into tomorrow’s clash with title rivals Liverpool.
The Spanish manager did not make many changes after last season’s record-breaking campaign, with Riyad Mahrez the only major signing and Yaya Toure the only first-team player to depart.
We’ve had a look at the age make-up of Guardiola’s squad for this season, and there are some interesting findings.
Six players are over 30 – with back-up goalkeeper Claudio Bravo the oldest at 35.
Four of the other five veterans can all be considered club legends – Fernandinho, David Silva, Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero – while Nicolas Otamendi has also made his mark in three years at the Etihad Stadium.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, Phil Foden is the Citizens’ youngest first team star.
The 18-year-old Englishman has emerged from the club’s academy and is receiving plenty of plaudits for his performances in cup competitions, although he has only played 75 minutes across eight substitute appearances in the Premier League to date.
Worryingly for City’s biggest rivals is that key players such as Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and John Stones are all 24 or under – with their best years still to come.