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Micah Richards says he missed out on a Premier League medal in 2013/14 because he kicked off at Manuel Pellegrini and was frozen out of the squad.
The former Manchester City defender called it a 'disgrace' when the manager substituted him in a cup match and he was excluded from the squad until he apologised.
That match was against Watford in the FA Cup in January 2014, when City came from 2-0 down to win 4-2 thanks to a Sergio Aguero hat-trick.
Richards was not in the squad for the next two games and only made the bench in one of the next eight, before making the substitutes in the title run-in from April.
'We were playing in the cup. I basically came back from injury and we were playing against a lower-league team at the Etihad.
Micah Richards says Manuel Pellegrini froze him out after a dressing room outburst