Manchester City morning news: Scholes admission, Hart drops hint over future

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

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says there is a perception that Manchester City have a better academy system.

Scholes has conceded in his Evening Standard column that City have moved ahead of United in terms of their academy.

“The buzz in Manchester is that it is City now who have the better academy programme. That it is City who are getting the better players in the local area. How that has happened, I cannot say,” wrote Scholes.

Joe Hart has hinted that he wants to spend the rest of his career at Manchester City.

The England number one has also hinted that he’s close to signing a new deal at the Etihad.

“I have been here for a long time. I feel like it is my club now and I want to be here as long as I can. As far as I am aware it is pretty much sorted,” said Hart.

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri believes the side can challenge for the Champions League title.

The Frenchman was key to City as they defeated Roma earlier this week to seal their place in the last 16.

“I'm biased but for me, we have one of the best teams in the world - When we are able to have all of these players available, we will see how good we are,” said Nasri.

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