Ex-Man City midfielder Johnson wants to be left alone

Former Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson has been asked to be left alone by the media.

Former Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson has been asked to be left alone by the media.

The 24-year-old has also revealed he has been receiving treatment at the Priory Clinic, which specialises in mental illnesses, for "a number of years".

Johnson, once tipped as a future England international, was released by City in December after struggling for fitness.

He told the Manchester Evening News: "I am more disappointed than anyone but that's the way it goes.

"I have been attending the Priory clinic for a number of years now with regard to my mental health and would be grateful if I could now be left alone to live the rest of my life."

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