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Manchester City: Fans call for changes to the team’s defence

Manchester City: Fans call for changes to the team’s defence

Martin Blackburn, Northern-based Football Writer for The Sun, has claimed that Kyle Walker is among the defenders who could drop out of the Manchester City team for their next game against Shakhtar Donetsk tomorrow night.

Manchester City-focused Twitter channel @City_Xtra notified followers of some anticipated team changes, attributing them to Blackburn’s Twitter handle @SunMartinB.

The tweet from @City_Xtra said that Walker faces a battle to retain his first team place in Pep Guardiola’s line-up, with summer signing Joao Cancelo set to replace him, while there could also be a change at centre-back in place of either John Stones or Nicolas Otamendi.

Manchester City’s defenders have come in for criticism from some pundits in recent days. Tony Cascarino told talkSPORT that Walker was “poor” and “way off” in Saturday’s defeat at Norwich and expects him to drop out of the team.

On Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Jamie Carragher said that Otamendi is “not good enough to play for Manchester City“, while Gary Neville feels that Guardiola’s team will relinquish the Premier League title if they persist with Stones and Otamendi at centre-back.

These Manchester City fans on Twitter called for changes to the team’s defensive line-up:

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