Manchester City morning news: Allardyce on 'exposed' City star, Redknapp suggests problem

Eliaquim Mangala

A round up of news stories this morning about Manchester City.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce says Manchester City have to protect Eliaquim Mangala.

The Hammers boss told his side to target the new City defender ahead of West Ham’s win against City over the weekend.

“I think they leave him exposed. He’s only just joined. They don’t protect him and he’s only just got here. Vincent Kompany is used to it, he’s been at this level for such a long time. This lad’s not, he’s finding his feet and we made big strides down the left and caused them lots of problems,” said Allardyce.

Former England international Jamie Redknapp has suggested City are suffering from a version of ‘second season syndrome’.

Redknapp has suggested City look like they’ll struggle to defend their title, similarly to when they won the league under Roberto Mancini.

“The way Man City are at the minute, you have to wonder if they’ll go the same way as the last time they won the title. When Roberto Mancini won in 2012, they couldn’t replicate it the next season, struggling in the Champions League and finishing 11 points behind Man United,” wrote Redknapp for the Daily Mail.

Manchester City loanee John Guidetti is aiming for a treble with Celtic this season.

The forward has backed his loan side to win all domestic competitions in Scotland as well as the Europa League.

“I want to win the quadruple. This is what I want so we have to focus on every single game. The team have done so well in the Europa League and I can’t wait to get to the next stage,” said the striker.

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