Ninety-two days is not long enough for change, let alone bridging this gap. Emery now knows his task.
Two days after looning it up as a World Cup winner, Benjamin Mendy is heading off on Man City's tour...
Benjamin Mendy stepped up his recovery from a knee injury by turning out for City's second string.
"He believes, 'I'm strong, I'll come back soon, I'll play like I did before the injury.' That is not happening."
Pep Guardiola has called Benjamin Mendy "crazy" following his celebration for Sterling's winner.
Jose Mourinho said other managers "cry, cry, cry" over injuries. Here's an absent XI worth shedding tears over...
Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy could be facing a lengthy lay-off due to injury.
Aguero and Jesus score the goals, De Bruyne assists them and the Silvas are sexy. But Pep has three others in mind.
On De Bruyne, that Liverpool midfield, Aguero, Klavan, Salah's finishing, Stones and that red card...
Chelsea wanted Mendy, but he never wanted them. If he hadn't joined Man City, he'd have stayed at Monaco.
Benjamin Mendy is "easily adaptable" and loves attacking football, basically. He's Pep's man.
Monaco full-back Benjamin Mendy has signed a five-year contract with Man City
Monaco will not accept less than £54m for full-back Benjamin Mendy; you can't blame at today's prices.
Sorry, but De Gea to Real is a thing again. Also, Aubameyang to Liverpool (which won't happen)
It's easy to say 'poor Monaco' as their team is ripped apart. But this is where they excel - in selling and rebuilding.
It might be the strangest gossip in recent times. Rooney to Stoke, Barkley to West Ham and Mendy to Liverpool?
Pep Guardiola isn't messing about, while Manchester United have renewed their pursuit of Lucas Moura.
Of course that's the response to the latest nadir. Plus Ox to Liverpool and Mendy to Chelsea...
Everyone wants Donnarumma and Rodriguez, Mourinho wants Mendy and Sidibe, Arsenal want Gueye...
Arsenal like Barkley, Shaw to drop down the league, Arsenal v Man United v Liverpool for Manolas...