Pep Guardiola’s journey of going throughout the second half of the season without a top-class natural left-back has been fascinating.
Joao Cancelo was named in the World Best XI shortly after his loan switch to Bayern Munich for his efforts over the previous 12 months.
The Portugal star had been struggling for form in the present, though, and had seen others take his place, namely centre-back Nathan Ake.
Rico Lewis, Manuel Akanji and even Bernardo Silva (as a wing back) have all had their turn there too. City have had to deal with a host of defensive injuries yet again this season and Guardiola’s ranks have all had a fair share of time on the frontlines. ALSO READ: Rodri lifts lid on Man City mood over injuries The general came out of the office with a fresh set of innovative formation tactics that no-one on the battlefield really saw coming.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk