Benjamin Mendy suggests Manchester City misquoted him over injury return

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy has suggested his own club has misquoted him over his prospected injury return.

The £49m left-back, who has been out since September with a knee injury, questioned “where or when” he was quoted by Manchester City’s social media as saying the derby against Manchester United was a “realistic aim”.

“I am coming back a bit quicker than expected. I think it’s possible for me to come back in four weeks.”

Mendy, who joined from Monaco last summer in a then-record deal for a full-back, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee after just five appearances, and he underwent surgery in Barcelona on September 29.