PEP GUARDIOLA will be totting up who’s naughty and who’s nice as Manchester City reveal their 2019 Christmas card.
Michael Oliver and Mike Riley can surely count themselves out of one dropping through their door after the club made a formal complaint over the officiating in their defeat at Liverpool.
PGMOL chief Riley will tell Premier League clubs that VAR will not receive any major changes despite City becoming the latest club furious at the system.
Replay officials refused them a penalty for Trent Alexander-Arnold’s potential handball foul that also preceded Liverpool’s opening goal at Anfield.
And a Sadio Mane nudge on Raheem Sterling was also waved away, leaving the winger apoplectic.
Mind you, perhaps Sterling is not the first name coach Pep will scribble onto his “nice” list this Christmas.
On the official City card, Sergio Aguero is seen trapped inside a toy box as Angelino unwraps the champions’ Premier League trophy.
Nicolas Otamendi dangles a mallet over Benjamin Mendy, who is covered in wrapping paper.
At least that’s a change for the French defender from his usual wrapping of cotton wool.
Keeping an eye on things at the back is City legend Mike Summerbee and women’s team goalkeeper Karen Bardsley shows her safe hands by catching a variety of gifts.
City have bestowed their 2019 Christmas campaign with the mark “City Makes Christmas”. To view the full range visit mancity.com/shop.