Trippier is regarded among the best young players outside the Premier League.
He wrote in the Daily Mail: "City had some world-class players at the time and it was difficult for a young English lad like myself, particularly when I felt other people in the youth team were getting their chance before me.
"Roberto Mancini had Pablo Zabaleta and Micah Richards to pick at right-back and when they weren’t available, he gave Dedryk Boyata a chance there, who was more a centre-back.
"Brian Kidd was trying to explain things to me and keep my spirits up but I decided things happen for a reason and went to Burnley."
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