Trevor Sinclair destroyed on Twitter for his Manchester City XI

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Trevor Sinclair has only recently joined the punditry world and it's quite clear that he's yet to learn the tricks of the trade after his gaffe on Sky Sports News on Thursday morning. 

The 43-year-old's embarrassing selection for Manchester City's starting line-up to face Sunderland in their season opener at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday was immediately met with a negative reaction from Twitter users.

Sinclair went with the conventional option of Joe Hart in goal, who will have some making up to do this season to atone for his errors for England at the Euros.

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It's fair to say that Manchester City's pre-season has been clouded by defensive injuries, but even Sinclair's decision to go with three at the back is slightly baffling.

Full-backs Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna are the lucky pair that have been selected to play alongside new £47.5 million signing John Stones.

Surely the midfield must look a little better? No. It actually gets worse, somehow.

Fernandinho and Fabian Delph, who racked up 50 combined appearances (most from the bench), have been selected to play in central midfield, whilst Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva, in Sinclair's eyes, will play as wing-backs, a position neither of them have ever played in before. 

The front line is City's most prosperous form of artillery as Sinclair has selected a front three of Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, and Nolito.

Sterling was abysmal at the recent Euros in France and Nolito is yet to prove himself in a Manchester City shirt.

Granted, every player needs to have their first opportunity to prove their worth, but that tends to come in the League Cup against a League Two side, but Sinclair seems to think the Spaniard should be thrown in at the deep end.

None the less, he was impressive for Spain at the Euros and did manage to rack up 12 goals in 29 appearances for Celta Vigo in La Liga last season.

It took well under a minute for the comments to start steaming in. The first of which read: "LOLOL really want to see this happen for lols now."

If this is the way that Manchester City prepare to line-up, Sunderland will be enjoying a much more comfortable journey to the Etihad.

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