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World class star ready to seal Man City agreement, Guardiola says he is one of the best

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Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is expected to extend his stay at Etihad by signing a new deal.

The Brazilian international is out of contract next summer and Guardiola is keen on keeping him at the club. The former Barcelona boss is a huge fan of the midfielder and he believes that Fernandinho is one of three best defensive midfielders in the world right now.

4-3-3 v Chelsea: Major blow for Guardiola, Man City without these 3 top class stars for vital game; Injury Updates & Predicted Lineups

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Chelsea host Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend and the Blues will be looking to add to their impressive run of form with another win.

The defending champions were excellent against Atletico Madrid in their last game and they will cause all sorts of problems for Guardiola’s team.

Devastating blow for Guardiola, Man City star ruled out for a few weeks after car accident

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has suffered a broken rib in a car accident and will be sidelined for a few weeks.

The news has been confirmed by journalists Fabrizio Romano and Roy Nemer. The Argentine international will miss his country’s upcoming World Cup Qualifier as well.

Car accident for Sergio #Aguero.

Do Alexis and Ozil work better with ruthless managers?

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Do Alexis and Ozil work better with ruthless managers? By Goonerboy It is becoming more and more likely that Arsenal will lose both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, of which some Gooners are already resigned to, and personally I can't wait to see them leave, as I only want players that are committed and loyal [.

Guardiola likely to make these two key changes against Liverpool, predicted Man City starting lineup

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Manchester City hosts Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend and the Pep Guardiola will be looking to mend his record against Jurgen Klopp with a win here.

The German manager has an impressive track record against the former Bayern Munich boss. Klopp is unbeaten in his last three matches against Guardiola-managed sides and has actually won five of their 10 previous meetings.

Will internationals hamper Alexis Sanchez suitors?

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Alexis Sanchez has been strongly linked with the exit door all summer long, and the Arsenal midfielder looks increasingly likely to stay put. The attacker is in line to return to the first-team following an injury on Sunday, before swiftly jetting off to South America to take part in some World Cup qualifiers, and any [.

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Guardiola wary of Gunners repeating FA Cup triumph

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Unbeaten Manchester City’s season shows no sign of losing momentum with 15 wins from 16 in all competitions after Wednesday’s 4-2 Champions League victory at Napoli.

City have not lost a competitive match anywhere since April, but that defeat came in the FA Cup semi-finals against Arsenal, the team who visit the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.

Guardiola wary of Gunners repeating FA Cup triumph

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Unbeaten Manchester City’s season shows no sign of losing momentum with 15 wins from 16 in all competitions after Wednesday’s 4-2 Champions League victory at Napoli.

City have not lost a competitive match anywhere since April, but that defeat came in the FA Cup semi-finals against Arsenal, the team who visit the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.

Klopp in dreamland over title claim, says Guardiola

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes it is totally unrealistic to believe Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Manchester City will have the title won in January despite their 3-2 victory at West Bromwich Albion.

But he is convinced his team have learned from last season and can bridge the gap after the Spaniard’s side maintained their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Klopp in dreamland over title claim, says Guardiola

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes it is totally unrealistic to believe Jurgen Klopp’s claim that Manchester City will have the title won in January despite their 3-2 victory at West Bromwich Albion.

But he is convinced his team have learned from last season and can bridge the gap after the Spaniard’s side maintained their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

City have found killer instinct, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have found a more ruthless streak after they overcame stubborn Burnley 3-0 to earn a club record equalling 11th consecutive victory.

Sergio Aguero made his own piece of history, becoming the joint-top scorer in City’s history, with his 177th goal for the club, a first-half penalty awarded after goalkeeper Nick Pope was judged to have tripped Bernardo Silva.

Guardiola proud to beat ‘best opponents’ Napoli

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola described his side’s 2-1 victory over Napoli in the Champions League group phase as one of the proudest moments of his storied career.

City took a quick-fire 2-0 lead in Tuesday’s game through Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, but Amadou Diawara’s penalty - after Dries Mertens had squandered an earlier spot-kick - made for a nervy finale.

Pochettino slams ‘disrespectful’ Guardiola over Kane jibe

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino accused Pep Guardiola of being disrespectful after the Manchester City manager claimed Harry Kane’s prolific form is the only reason for Tottenham Hotspur’s success.

Kane has scored 11 goals in his last six appearances for Spurs to keep Pochettino’s side in touch with Premier League leaders City.

Pochettino slams ‘disrespectful’ Guardiola over Kane jibe

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino accused Pep Guardiola of being disrespectful after the Manchester City manager claimed Harry Kane’s prolific form is the only reason for Tottenham Hotspur’s success.

Kane has scored 11 goals in his last six appearances for Spurs to keep Pochettino’s side in touch with Premier League leaders City.

Aguero has done nothing wrong, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero has nothing to apologise for after going to Amsterdam for a pop concert on his day off from Manchester City, according to Pep Guardiola, even though he had no idea he was there.

The 29-year-old Argentina striker broke a rib after being involved in a car crash on his way back to the airport in the Dutch capital on Thursday night and will be sidelined for two-four weeks.

Aguero has done nothing wrong, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero has nothing to apologise for after going to Amsterdam for a pop concert on his day off from Manchester City, according to Pep Guardiola, even though he had no idea he was there.

The 29-year-old Argentina striker broke a rib after being involved in a car crash on his way back to the airport in the Dutch capital on Thursday night and will be sidelined for two-four weeks.

Guardiola says won’t clamp down despite Aguero crash

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he isn’t concerned by his players’ off-field activities just hours after Sergio Aguero was involved in a car crash in the Netherlands.

City were forced to rule out Aguero for Saturday’s clash at Premier League champions Chelsea after the Argentina forward was a passenger in a taxi that crashed on its way to the airport in Amsterdam on Thursday evening.

Mendy set for long injury absence – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fears French full-back Benjamin Mendy faces months on the sidelines with injury and compared his situation to Ilkay Gundogan’s nine-month lay-off.

Mendy, signed for £50 million ($67 million) from Monaco in the summer, injured his knee during City’s weekend win over Crystal Palace and will fly to Barcelona to see Guardiola’s personal medical team for tests on Thursday.

Mendy set for long injury absence – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola fears French full-back Benjamin Mendy faces months on the sidelines with injury and compared his situation to Ilkay Gundogan’s nine-month lay-off.

Mendy, signed for £50 million ($67 million) from Monaco in the summer, injured his knee during City’s weekend win over Crystal Palace and will fly to Barcelona to see Guardiola’s personal medical team for tests on Thursday.

Aguero deserves more acclaim, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is worthy of his place in Manchester City history, even if he continues to be ignored when it comes to individual honours.

Aguero is on the verge of becoming City’s all-time record scorer as he looks to break the record of 177 set by Eric Brook in 1939.

Aguero deserves more acclaim, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is worthy of his place in Manchester City history, even if he continues to be ignored when it comes to individual honours.

Aguero is on the verge of becoming City’s all-time record scorer as he looks to break the record of 177 set by Eric Brook in 1939.

League Cup is a waste of energy – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has called the League Cup “a waste of energy” as the Manchester City manager joined old rival Jose Mourinho in questioning the worth of the competition.

The League Cup was created in 1960 to take advantage of the fact that floodlights had increased the possibility for midweek football.

League Cup is a waste of energy – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has called the League Cup “a waste of energy” as the Manchester City manager joined old rival Jose Mourinho in questioning the worth of the competition.

The League Cup was created in 1960 to take advantage of the fact that floodlights had increased the possibility for midweek football.

Mbappe not on Messi’s level yet, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says new Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has plenty to prove before he can be considered on the same level as the all-time greats after Arsene Wenger said he could be the next Pele.

The Arsenal manager heaped praise on the French teenager, who joined the Paris giants from Monaco in the transfer window, linking up with Brazilian superstar Neymar to form a frightening forward line.

Mbappe not on Messi’s level yet, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says new Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has plenty to prove before he can be considered on the same level as the all-time greats after Arsene Wenger said he could be the next Pele.

The Arsenal manager heaped praise on the French teenager, who joined the Paris giants from Monaco in the transfer window, linking up with Brazilian superstar Neymar to form a frightening forward line.

City’s Stones ‘must win duels’ to become world-class: Guardiola

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Rotterdam (Netherlands) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed his two-goal Champions League hero John Stones - but warned he has some way to go before he can be called world-class.

England defender Stones found the net with two powerful headers as City thrashed Dutch champions Feyenoord 4-0 in Rotterdam on Wednesday to send a message of intent to their European rivals.

City’s Stones ‘must win duels’ to become world-class: Guardiola

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Rotterdam (Netherlands) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola hailed his two-goal Champions League hero John Stones - but warned he has some way to go before he can be called world-class.

England defender Stones found the net with two powerful headers as City thrashed Dutch champions Feyenoord 4-0 in Rotterdam on Wednesday to send a message of intent to their European rivals.

Guardiola said ‘no’ to Sanchez-Sterling swap

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola personally made sure Raheem Sterling would not be allowed to join Arsenal in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez, he revealed on Friday.

The two clubs spent transfer deadline day locked in talks over City’s desire to sign Sanchez, only for the deal to collapse because Arsenal were unable to sign their preferred replacement, Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

Guardiola said ‘no’ to Sanchez-Sterling swap

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola personally made sure Raheem Sterling would not be allowed to join Arsenal in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez, he revealed on Friday.

The two clubs spent transfer deadline day locked in talks over City’s desire to sign Sanchez, only for the deal to collapse because Arsenal were unable to sign their preferred replacement, Monaco winger Thomas Lemar.

Guardiola delighted with Bernardo bargain

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has suggested that he got a bargain when he signed Bernardo Silva, arguing that he would be even more expensive to sign now.

Silva, the playmaker signed from Monaco in a deal worth £43 million ($55 million, 49 million euros), has looked promising in his two substitute appearances so far.

Guardiola delighted with Bernardo bargain

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has suggested that he got a bargain when he signed Bernardo Silva, arguing that he would be even more expensive to sign now.

Silva, the playmaker signed from Monaco in a deal worth £43 million ($55 million, 49 million euros), has looked promising in his two substitute appearances so far.

Napoli in Europe’s top three, warns Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City to be wary of Napoli in the Champions League group stage, describing them as one of the three best footballing sides in Europe.

Guardiola’s team are optimistic of a good run in this season’s competition after being drawn against Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord in Group F.

Evans pursuit not make-or-break for football coach Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes his Manchester City squad can challenge for honours even if he is unable to make any more signings before the transfer window closes.

The City manager is eager to strengthen his defence and is expected to pursue a deal for West Bromwich Albion centre-back Jonny Evans.

Evans pursuit not make-or-break for football coach Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola believes his Manchester City squad can challenge for honours even if he is unable to make any more signings before the transfer window closes.

The City manager is eager to strengthen his defence and is expected to pursue a deal for West Bromwich Albion centre-back Jonny Evans.

Bitter experience keeps Guardiola grounded

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Brighton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not get carried away after a 2-0 opening day win at promoted Brighton as he is still stung by the bitter experiences of last season.

A year ago City won their first 10 games in all competitions, beginning with a victory at home to Sunderland, yet finished the campaign empty-handed.

Ederson performance against Real sign of things to come – Guardiola

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Ederson will reap the rewards from thwarting European football’s most potent attacking force, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes.

City romped to a 4-1 win over Champions League holders Real Madrid in Los Angeles on Wednesday, after a second half blitz saw Guardiola’s side secure a first pre-season victory.

Ederson performance against Real sign of things to come – Guardiola

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Ederson will reap the rewards from thwarting European football’s most potent attacking force, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes.

City romped to a 4-1 win over Champions League holders Real Madrid in Los Angeles on Wednesday, after a second half blitz saw Guardiola’s side secure a first pre-season victory.

Manchester City’s summer spending spree not over, Guardiola says

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester City are “still looking” to add to their £200 million summer spending spree, although he refused to comment on the possibility of hijacking Real Madrid’s move for Kylian Mbappe.

City have been the major shoppers in the transfer market after splashing out a Premier League record total of £200m (223 million euros, $260 million) to bring Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker, Ederson, Danilo and Douglas Luiz to the Etihad.

Manchester City’s summer spending spree not over, Guardiola says

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester City are “still looking” to add to their £200 million summer spending spree, although he refused to comment on the possibility of hijacking Real Madrid’s move for Kylian Mbappe.

City have been the major shoppers in the transfer market after splashing out a Premier League record total of £200m (223 million euros, $260 million) to bring Benjamin Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker, Ederson, Danilo and Douglas Luiz to the Etihad.

Kolarov set for Roma switch: Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Manchester City’s left-back Aleksandar Kolarov is on the verge of a move to Serie A side AS Roma, Blues boss Pep Guardiola said Friday.

The Serbia international was left out of the side beaten by Manchester United in the Houston friendly on Thursday, and former Barcelona boss Guardiola says he won’t stand in Kolarov’s way after he expressed a desire to leave.