Star-Track Sep 20

Fernandinho is proving age is nothing but a number


Manchester City veteran midfielder Fernandinho is set to get a run of games in the team again, following injuries to centre-backs Aymeric Laporte and John Stones.  

 

The 34-year-old was supposed to serve as a back-up option this season after City acquired Rodri to replace the Brazilian in the team, but now, the City vice-captain will have to fill in the void at the back because of a lack of options - which is a surprise given City’s knack of buying every single player out there on the planet for an astronomical fee.  

 

That said, Fernandinho hasn’t exactly played there much, and isn’t the tallest or the strongest of players - traits associated with centre-backs.  

 

Can Fernandinho plug the gap? We at FBS take a look to find out…


FBS says: Fernandinho announcing his arrival back into the City starting lineup. Had to bring his luggage with him because he had packed his stuff thinking that he was in semi-retirement mode this season.


 


FBS says: Fernandinho pointing out his spot in the City team. Seems delighted that he has a role to play after all. Or maybe laughing at how he’s a better centre-back than Nicolas Otamendi despite being a midfielder by trade.  



FBS says: Fernandinho reminding everyone he still has a role at City by posing with the captain’s armband. Also poses with the ball for good measure to show Pep Guardiola that he’s a ball-playing centre-back.  



FBS says: Fernandinho showing that he is no pushover as a centre-back. Also readily puts himself up for an arm wrestling challenge to prove that he is as tough as any of the bigger players.  


 

 

 

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