Man City Train Ahead Of FA Cup Final – Balotelli Smuggles Bratwurst, Mancini Wears Dashing Bobble Hat (Photos)

Chris Wright

13th, May 2011


By Chris Wright

A few snaps from Man City’s pre-FA Cup open training session earlier today…

Mario Balotelli: Bratwurst smuggler

Shaun Wright-Phillips is allowed to join in with the bigger boys

“Oh this old thing? I knitted it myself.”

David Silva makes the mistake of asking Nigel de Jong whether he regrets kicking Xabi Alonso in the heart last summer

“So the wife said ‘try these slimming pills…they worked wonders for me'”

The very picture of sophisticated Italian cool

“So, quick show of hands, who likes the hat?”

Yaya Toure sends Gareth Barry the wrong way

David Silva and Adam Johnson show each other a clean pair of heels

Carlos Tevez makes his way back to the dressing room, boots in hand

“Yaya, tell us about the ears…”

The Toure boys sneak off for a choc-ice

Photos: PA.