Man City defender Richards admits Vieira big influence on form turnaround

Manchester City defender Micah Richards admits Patrick Vieira has been a mentor since his arrival. The Arsenal legend is now working in the front office at City after playing last season.

Manchester City defender Micah Richards admits Patrick Vieira has been a mentor since his arrival.

The Arsenal legend is now working in the front office at City after playing last season.

Richards told the Guardian: "When he first came he always said: 'You've got some amazing ability, if you can mix that with hard work and willingness to learn, you'll make a very good player of yourself.'

"When a legend like Vieira says that you have to take it on board. I still see him day to day and he still tells me: 'Keep working hard, you'll get to where you want to be.' "

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