Mangala in from the cold at Manchester City as Kompany resumes familiar toil

Pep Guardiola has challenged Eliaquim Mangala to prove his worth to Manchester City after Vincent Kompany's latest calf injury and the failure to sign a new centre-back offered the France international a potential reprieve at the Etihad Stadium.

Mangala arrived for a reported £32million from Porto in August 2014 but, after impressing alongside Kompany on his debut in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea, the powerful defender turned in regularly error-strewn performances.

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