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Manchester City release behind-the-scenes documentary about Covid response

City Restart

Manchester City have released the first episode of a new three-part series documenting the club’s preparations for the return of Premier League football following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The series, made by in-house production team CityTV, is available on City’s digital platforms, including City+, website, app, YouTube and Instagram TV.

City Restart details the extensive operation that has taken place across the club, including the installation of testing procedures, the team’s return to training and the first match behind closed doors.

The series follows club staff working in unique circumstances, alongside interviews with manger Pep Guardiola and players. Episodes two and three will be available to watch on CITY+, the Club’s content subscription platform on 16th and 23rd June.

Omar Berrada, Chief Operating Officer at Manchester City, said: “Like all organisations across the world, Manchester City is facing a huge operational challenge as we prepare for the resumption of the football season.

“As well as giving fans an extraordinary insight into how the Club is navigating this difficult time, City Restart will showcase the incredible work our staff are undertaking to ensure that we provide the safest possible environment for everyone.”

Episode 1 – ‘Operation Restart’

Covering the initial first days of preparing the City Football Academy for the return of the first team squad, including the installation of Covid-19 testing stations and a reconfigured training environment. 

Episode  2 – ‘The New Normal’

Featuring interviews with Rodri, Laporte and Zinchenko, the second episode sees CityTV capture the return to full contact training and the players arriving at the Etihad Stadium for the first time in months for an inter-squad friendly fixture.

Episode 3 – ‘Football Returns’

Capturing the build-up ahead of the Manchester City v Arsenal fixture, this episode gives an exclusive insight into prepping the Etihad Stadium for its first Premier League game behind closed doors.

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