Milner not counting the minutes

James Milner does not believe it will be long before he is being quizzed about how many games he has played rather than a lack of match action at Manchester City.

We are not too far out of pre-season and everyone had plenty of minutes there.

The level we have at training is very high, so you keep yourself ready for the games.

It's early in the season, but right up until January there are going to be two or three games a week and players are going to be playing more than enough.

In a few months' time you'll be asking me 'are the players too tired' and 'have they played too much football going into a World Cup'.

– Manchester City midfielder James Milner