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Pellegrini: Jovetic's time

Stevan Jovetic will be a big player for Manchester City this season, according to his manager Manuel Pellegrini.

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Jovetic cost City £22million last summer, but injuries restricted him to a bit-part role in the club's Premier League title succes.

The Montenegro forward started just twice in the league but has made an impressive start to pre-season and scored two of City's goals in Sunday's 5-1 win over AC Milan in Pittsburgh in the International Champions Cup.

Alvaro Negredo will miss "a few months" with a broken foot, and that could mean early opportunities for Jovetic when the new season begins.

Speaking after the game, Pellegrini said: "Stevan had very bad luck last year.

"He had a lot of injuries and it's very difficult for a player to really have an important performance when he can't play three games in a row.

"This year he's started pre-season well, and if he continues to work every day, he will demonstrate why he's here at Manchester City. He's a very good player.

"Maybe there are a lot of rumours about his future but Stevan will stay here."

City now go on to face Liverpool in their second Group B clash, at New York's Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night.

Watch Liverpool v Manchester City live in the International Champions Cup on Sky Sports 1 HD (kick-off 12am BST on Thursday, July 31).

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