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3 Jewels from Manchester City youth academy

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Pep Guardiola only gives the best of the best a chance in his Manchester City starting eleven and these three youth academy stars are knocking on his door.

Pep Guardiola made a name for himself at Barcelona for promoting La Masia stars. But the Catalan manager has not followed it up at his with other employers. Phil Foden, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Eric Garcia are rare anomalies.

While Manchester United gave 10 graduates debuts, the number stood at three for their crosstown rivals. The trio is the only two Manchester City youth academy players to command first team berths.

With Jadon Sancho and Brahim Diaz taking their talents to Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid, the Citizens are willing to give their youth a chance. Especially if the Elite Development Squad (EDS) has to have a long-term future.