Manchester City latest: Boss praises ‘very good player’; Fofana incident investigated

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has revealed he is happy with the progress his team are making during their pre-season preparations.

City beat AC Milan 5-1 in their latest outing, and the Chilean was pleased with the performance.

In quotes published by the Manchester Evening News, Pellegrini said, “I think it was a very good game for our team. It’s always important to win and to score five goals.

“But not only that, we played with a good pace and that for me is very important at the moment.”

In other news, Pellegrini has been speaking about City forward Stevan Jovetic.

After scoring a brace against Milan, the Serbian frontman was praised by his manager in an interview published by Goal.

“I think now he works hard and continues every day,” Pellegrini said, “he will demonstrate why he is here at Manchester City because I think he is a very good player.”

With Alvaro Negredo missing for the opening months of the season, Jovetic will be more important than ever to the Blues.

And finally, ITV reports that FIFA are currently gathering information into the alleged racism directed at City youngster Seko Fofana during a pre-season match.

EDS coach Patrick Vieira led his players off the pitch following the incident during a game against HNK Rijeka.

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