Manchester City central defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis is being 'watched' by Huddersfield Town, according to the reputable news outlet on the monitoring of young players; Scouts in Attendance.
They stole the majority of the headlines after a cold, rainy night in Preston and deservedly so! Here's our take on the performance of two of our most promising academy products!
Manchester City came from behind to breeze past West Ham United in the Semi-Final of the Premier League Asia Trophy. Goals from David Silva and Lukas Nmecha turned the game around before a Raheem Sterling brace added some gloss to the scoreline. Here's what we learned from the first game of preseason...
From West Ham United to Liverpool, these five fixtures are a chance for players from both the senior and youth teams to impress Pep Guardiola, get back into the swing of things and potentially change the course of their entire season. The big news is that club record signing Rodri is set to make his first appearances in a City shirt after joining from Atletico Madrid, but who else should we be keeping an eye on? Here's a look at some of the stars and prospects who we're excited to watch in the famous blue and purple...
As Manchester City prepared for a fourth FA Youth Cup final in five years, there was an almost tangible excitement around the Academy Stadium, very simialr to the Youth Cup run in 2017 when the side contained now star names such as Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz. When there is such excitement to see teenagers take to the pitch, you know there is special talent on display.
It was a night of heartbreak once again in the FA Youth Cup for Manchester City, as after such repeated disappointment against Chelsea in recent years, City's youth team saw their long-held dream of lifting England's premier youth competition creully snatched away from them by Liverpool on penalties.
With Manchester City's world stars returning to the top of the Premier League on Sunday, it is worth remembering that they have a host of brilliant talents waiting for their chance to shine. Ben Golding speaks to @MCFCReserves&Academy for the low-down on City's young stars in what was a resurgent February.