A Manchester City player quits training early because he is not content with his bench duty.
When Pep Guardiola benched Jack Grealish again for the team’s Monday night trip to Brentford, the player reportedly took offence.
Thanks to a hat-trick from Phil Foden, the Premier League champions defeated Brentford 3-1.
Neil Maupay gave the Bees the lead, but Foden’s hat-trick gave Guardiola’s squad the victory and put them two points ahead of Liverpool with one game remaining.
The triple winners City extended their winning run to 12 games in an attempt to duplicate their previous season’s achievements.
According to rumours, Jack Grealish is upset with the Manchester City manager’s starting lineup selection and feels he should be benched for the fourth straight game.
Grealish reportedly left the team’s training session early because he was “not happy” about being benched for Monday night’s trip to West London to play Brentford, according to MCFCTone on X.
The Englishman started for Manchester City last week in a 5-0 FA Cup third-round triumph over Huddersfield Town, but he only made one other appearance as a substitute in the team’s victory over Vincent Kompany’s Burnley squad.
Jack Grealish has made eighteen starts for Manchester City this season, while he has also been substituted five times.
Although not many would question the City manager’s selection given the team’s easy victory, Grealish’s annoyance at not receiving more playing time is understandable.
In the Premier League on Saturday, Guardiola’s team will play Everton; a victory would move them up over Liverpool
atop the standings.