Manchester City morning round-up: Midfielder makes admission, young striker slammed

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A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester City.

Manchester City star Fernando has revealed to the Daily Mail that he’s studying Nemanja Matic.

Fernando has picked out the Chelsea midfielder as a good holding player to watch and learn from.

He cites his days playing against Matic in Portugal as the basis for his ‘top quality’ assessment of the Blues star.

Rangers legend Walter Smith has slammed Manchester City youngster John Guidetti in the Daily Mail.

Smith claims the young forward, on loan at Celtic, disrespected Rangers with recent comments ahead of the Old Firm clash.

Guidetti said last month that he ‘fancied’ scoring a hat-trick against Rangers, in a weaker position than the Bhoys.

Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri has told the Daily Express he hopes Frank Lampard will be given a warm reception in the match this weekend.

The Manchester City loan star spent the majority of his career at Chelsea building his reputation.

The Italian says he deserves respect despite the fact he’s going back as a key player for the club’s main title rivals.

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