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Fabian Delph feels like an Audi racing a Ferrari as he competes for left-back with Benjamin Mendy

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England international Delph started his first game of the season in a 3-0 win over Fulham

FABIAN DELPH says he feels like an Audi racing a Ferrari as he battles for a starting place at Manchester City.

The England man was the makeshift left-back for Pep Guardiola during City’s title-winning season last year.

 Fabian Delph says he is an Audi while Benjamin Mendy is a Ferrari

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Fabian Delph says he is an Audi while Benjamin Mendy is a Ferrari

But now £49.3million ace Benjamin Mendy is back and Delph, 28, is trying to keep pace with the French flier.

He got the nod to start against Fulham on Saturday — his first appearance of the season.

But Delph admitted: “Benj is 100 miles an hour. He’s basically Usain Bolt playing left-back.

“You could say he’s a Ferrari and I’m an Audi!

 Delph was transformed into a left-back by Pep Guardiola

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Delph was transformed into a left-back by Pep Guardiola
 He is competing for position with Frenchman Mendy

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He is competing for position with Frenchman Mendy

“We both have different attributes — I control the counter-attacks and he’s a player that overlaps and gets the ball.

“The manager has two fantastic options and whichever he needs to win the game will be selected.”

Victory against Slavisa Jokanovic's newly-promoted Fulham sees Guardiola's team stay third in the Premier League table.

They are two points behind joint-leaders Chelsea and Liverpool.

Sergio Aguero does funny dance with Ben Mendy after hat-trick for Manchester City against Huddersfield

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