Benjamin Mendy will NOT face any action from Manchester City despite being spotted in a nightclub in early hours of Saturday morning before training session
- Benjamin Mendy was spotted out in Manchester in the early hours of Saturday
- Pep Guardiola has refused to reprimand his player publicly when questioned
- The France international has played just one game since November last year
Benjamin Mendy will face no action from Manchester City as he did not break club rules when he was spotted out partying in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The 24-year-old, who has played just once since November, was not named in Pep Guardiola’s travelling squad to Fulham later that day.
He did, however, have a training session at the City Football Academy after being snapped on video at Manchester’s Club Liv at 3.30am.
Benjamin Mendy will not be punished by Manchester City after a late night in Manchester
The City left back has proven himself to be one of the Premier League’s biggest characters
Mendy, whose long-term future at the Etihad Stadium is in doubt, did not break any curfews and City say they are relaxed about the situation.
The France international has been training for a number of weeks following persistent knee injuries and completed the training session on Saturday.
Guardiola publicly insisted he was not frustrated by Mendy’s actions, although suggested his players should be mindful of sleep.
Footage of Mendy, wearing an orange baseball cap, in a nightclub was shared on social media
After Mendy was seen in a nightclub, City manager Pep Guardiola said: ‘I’m not his father’
MENDY STATS: 2018-19
Minutes played: 1,017
Statistics across all comps
‘They are old enough to know what they have to do, I’m not his father,’ the City manager said.
‘I would prefer him to sleep earlier but I don’t control the players in that situation. I’m a relaxed guy. It might not look like it but I sleep quite well.’
Mendy’s only minutes since suffering an injury after a win over Manchester United more than five months ago came as a substitute away at Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup semi-final deadrubber.
He infuriated Guardiola in September by turning up late for a rehabilitation session following a trip to Wembley to watch Anthony Joshua’s world title fight against Alexander Povetkin.
Mendy was told to stay away from the first team for the remainder of that week, with City still looking at potential left backs to sign this summer.
He added: ‘I’d prefer him to go to sleep earlier but I don’t control the players in that situation’
Mendy pictured (left) in City training on Tuesday after missing the weekend win at Fulham
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