5 Manchester City Youngsters Manuel Pellegrini Should Give Time to

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5 Manchester City Youngsters Manuel Pellegrini Should Give Time to
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Prior to Sheikh Mansour's takeover of Manchester City in 2008, the club were reliant on their excellent academy to produce first-team players.

Shaun Wright-Phillips, Joey Barton, Nedum Onuoha, Stephen Ireland and Micah Richards are just some of the players the club nurtured who went on to play for the senior side.

However, with Mansour's investment meaning City's squad is now full of world-class players, chances for young players are few and far between. The opening of the Etihad Campus, an 80-acre site that will house both youth and senior players, is an enterprise aimed at producing more players, but the benefits of that won't be felt for some years.

In the meantime, though, City have some promising youngsters playing in their Elite Development Squad managed by Patrick Vieira.

Here, we take a look at five who could be given significant game time by Manuel Pellegrini fairly soon.

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