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Pellegrini hopes Delph gets a nice Aston Villa welcome

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claims Fabian Delph does not deserve to be booed on his return to Aston Villa this weekend.

Delph is set to face his former club. Credit: PA

Delph angered fans when he abruptly quit Villa Park in July just weeks after issuing a strong statement pledging his future to the midlands outfit.

The 25-year-old has featured little for City since because of injuries but is now back in contention and could feature at Villa Park on Sunday.

Asked if Delph could expect a difficult welcome, Pellegrini said:

No, I hope he will not receive that. He played a lot of years for Aston Villa and Aston Villa wanted to sell him also.

He continued being a player that gave a lot of his career to Aston Villa and I don't think the fans will forget all those things.

– Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini


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