OLEKSANDR ZINCHENKO’s reputation went before him as his Manchester City teammates snubbed him at the Carabao Cup trophy presentation.
The Ukraine full-back was among the stand-out performers at Wembley as Pep Guardiola’s men won the competition for a second straight year on penalties against Chelsea in what could be the first part of a unique quadruple.
Reuters Zinchenko finally got his hands on the trophy – after initially being overlooked
Zinchenko knocked the Premier League trophy off its plinth as City prepared to celebrate their history title success last May.
And he was prevented from repeating the gaff as City’s stars refused to give him the silverware as they collected the honour.
Injured defender Aymeric Laporte was the penultimate player to collect the trophy, but he walked on instead of handing it on to Zinchenko.
The Carabao Cup was even kept away from his grasp as the squad celebrated on the pitch.
REUTERS Last season Zinckenko sent the Premier League title sprawling
Reuters Even on the pitch the Ukrainian had a watching brief
Reuters But he later got his hands on his third honour as a pro
But he was soon united with the trophy – the third of his professional career – and permitted from formally joining in with the celebrations.
Reacting to the snub on Twitter, scurf said: “That’s jokes.”
Sean O’Sullivan added on the 22-year-old: “Harsh”
User Vox616 stated: “Savage!!!”
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