Manchester City are having the season of a lifetime. They are currently 18 points clear(when this article was written) at the top of the Premier League table, one foot firmly placed in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and now they receive another bit of good news.

Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy has returned back to training after spending six whole months on the sidelines due to a ruptured ACL.

The French International suffered the injury in the month of September and had to undergo subsequent surgery.

But now Manchester City’s training day footage reveals that the 23-year-old was training with the first team on Monday.

Mendy had hinted on a possible return when he gave an interview to the club’s official website last week.

Mendy said: “When I started my recovery, I had in mind the semi-finals of the Champions League.

“That was my goal, but I am coming back a bit quicker than expected originally so maybe it will be possible for me to return sooner than that. I believe in this.

“I think it’s possible for me to come back within four weeks. It’s not a good thing to come back too soon and you have to take your time.”

Benjamin Mendy joined Manchester City from Monaco during the summer transfer window for a fee of £49.1million but the left-back could manage to play only five games for Guardiola’s side before he was forced on the sidelines with an injury.

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