Fabian Delph says Pep Guardiola has taught him move in three weeks than he has learned throughout the rest of his career.
Guardiola is beginning to make his mark on City’s squad after arriving from Bayern Munich to replace Manuel Pellegrini this summer.
Following an an injury-ravaged debut campaign at City in which he failed to establish himself, England international Delph’s future at the Etihad Stadium was somewhat uncertain, but the midfielder is relishing the opportunity to work under former Barcelona boss Guardiola.
“When I first met the new manager, I did feel a bit of a lift. He’s been fantastic from day one, knew everybody’s names from day one,” Delph told BBC Sport.
“The systems that he’s trying to implement are unbelievable, the intensity that he’s brought to the group is frightening. He’s a perfectionist and, to be fair, everyone is pulling together and trying to implement what he wants us to do on the training field.
“It’s been a big learning curve. I’d say I’ve learnt more in these three weeks than I have throughout my whole career. It’s been amazing for me and I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season.”
City are currently preparing to face fierce rivals Manchester Untied in the International Champions Cup in Beijing on Monday.