Rio Ferdinand accuses Pep Guardiola of 'lying' before Man City's Prem clash vs Newcastle


Only time will tell whether Guardiola is telling the truth over City's incoming transfer plans, but one player expected to leave the Etihad is Kalvin Phillips as he goes in search for regular playing time.

Saturday's opponents Newcastle are said to be interested in the England midfielder, who Ferdinand believes needs to part ways with Guardiola in order to resurrect his career.

"I think at this stage as a player, the first thing you want to do is play games," Ferdinand added. "Yes, everybody has got to be part of the squad, but if you are going to be part of the squad you are still getting minutes here and there.

"If there are injuries you come in - players have been shoehorned into positions where he would say this is my natural position. For me, at this stage of his career, I would be amazed if he is not knocking on the manager’s door and going, I have had a great time here, you have enabled me to win trophies, but really I want to go and play some games now, please."

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