Former Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson has asked for his privacy to be respected after his release from Manchester City in December was only just made public. 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 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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