Pep Guardiola has hinted a number of the club’s youngsters will feature in Sunday’s Community Shield tie against Chelsea.
A host of City’s young stars have starred in pre-season – including in the 3-2 win over Bayern Munich were Guardiola fielded no less than six teenagers in his starting line-up.
The likes of Phil Foden, Lukas Nmecha and Luke Bolton were all given the chance to shine in pre-season with a number of the club’s first team regulars yet to return to the squad following the World Cup.
And so impressive have they been, Guardiola says he has no qualm’s in letting them showcase their talents at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
Guardiola said: “I’m concerned for many things in pre-season — for injured players, players who are still not here.
“We have five or six days until the Community Shield and I don’t know which players will be able to play.
“But I am so satisfied for what all of the guys on the tour have done.
“I said in the previous games how proud I was.
“When you see Robben, Coman, Wagner, Ribery and these exceptional players they make a difference but we overcame the situation.
“It will be huge experience for these guys to realise we can play against good teams. You cannot imagine how I enjoyed these ten days with these guys.”