Carabao Cup Reaction: Ex City stars congratulate squad

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Vincent Kompany the captain of Manchester City and Roberto Mancini the manager of Manchester City pose with the trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Vincent Kompany the captain of Manchester City and Roberto Mancini the manager of Manchester City pose with the trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) /
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Pep Guardiola will, no doubt, receive all the plaudits over his time as Manchester City manager. The style of football played by the Manchester City side has been simply breath-taking. Running away with the league, and looking good to go to the quarter finals of the Champions League, it’s hard to argue.

The only blip this season was the FA Cup defeat to Wigan. That was luckily followed up by victory in the Carabao Cup Final. After the game I got reaction from around the globe, from fans in New Zealand, Pakistan and Kenya.

Slightly closer to Manchester City, and always good to see, was the reaction from ex players and managers. Forst up was the man who presided over the first trophy on the new era, Roberto Mancini:

Another blast from the past, although never involved in the heights we now see City at, was birthday boy, Shaun Goater.

Meanwhile, Terry Dunfield, who was at City in the youth side in the late 1990’s and 2000’s focused on the Captain and his contributions.

Absent from the well wishes, on Twitter at least, was Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart. Both City legends currently have their minds on staying in the Premier League.

Kelechi Iheanacho, who left on a permanent deal for Leicester was full of praise for his old tem mates.

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Another guy who left, albeit on loan and in January, also took to Twitter. It was a particularly nice touch after Claudio Bravo had mentioned he also deserved credit in an interview after the game.

The best though had to go to a Twitter altercation between Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy.