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Manchester City's back four didn't look spectacular in Minneapolis, but that was expected given how many players were absent from the American tour.
Vincent Kompany, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta will join up with the club once they return from the United States, which will give the defending English Premier League champions three quality options in the back four.
Once that trio immerses themselves into the back four again, we will have a better idea of how Pellegrini's side will look, but until then, City fans, and the boss himself, must be patient with the defense.
As for the players that did help their cause in America, Gael Clichy was able to show the manager his versatility at right-back, which may prove to be valuable during the long haul of the season.