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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.

Aguero going nowhere says Guardiola

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said Wednesday he had no plans to sell Sergio Aguero but confirmed the club was in talks with “three or four” potential new signings.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Manchester City’s Houston derby with Manchester United on Thursday, Guardiola attempted to draw a line under speculation about Argentina striker Aguero’s future.

Aguero going nowhere says Guardiola

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said Wednesday he had no plans to sell Sergio Aguero but confirmed the club was in talks with “three or four” potential new signings.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Manchester City’s Houston derby with Manchester United on Thursday, Guardiola attempted to draw a line under speculation about Argentina striker Aguero’s future.

Guardiola wants more goals from Manchester City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has warned his players they must be more clinical in front of goal or they will fail to close the gap on Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur next season.

And the Manchester City manager also hopes that Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne will help in that aim by shedding his tag as the Premier League’s nearly man in the goalscoring stakes.

I’d have been sacked at ‘big club’, says Manchester City boss Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has suggested the results of his first season as Manchester City manager would have seen him sacked by either Barcelona or Bayern Munich.

Guardiola won 14 trophies in four seasons as manager at the Nou Camp, and seven in three years with Bayern.

I’d have been sacked at ‘big club’, says Manchester City boss Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has suggested the results of his first season as Manchester City manager would have seen him sacked by either Barcelona or Bayern Munich.

Guardiola won 14 trophies in four seasons as manager at the Nou Camp, and seven in three years with Bayern.

Jesus, Aguero can shine together, insists Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola is certain Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero can play together for Manchester City despite suggesting it was a disaster when they first linked up.

Guardiola surprisingly started with the fit-again Aguero on the bench as City moved a step closer to Champions League qualification by beating Leicester 2-1 at Eastlands on Saturday.

Guardiola on the attack despite Manchester City rout

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City are the Premier League’s most creative team, but the Spaniard warned his players must show a more ruthless streak despite their 5-0 rout of Crystal Palace.

Guardiola’s side were in prolific form as they thrashed Palace at Eastlands on Saturday to climb to third place, at least until Liverpool play Southampton on Sunday.

Guardiola plans spending spree to buy goals for Manchester City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola admits he will have to “buy goals” before next season in a bid to cure Manchester City’s lack of killer instinct.

Guardiola’s side enter the final stages of the Premier League season with a top four finish still in doubt due, according to the manager, to their failure in the opposition penalty area.

Guardiola plans spending spree to buy goals for Manchester City

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola admits he will have to “buy goals” before next season in a bid to cure Manchester City’s lack of killer instinct.

Guardiola’s side enter the final stages of the Premier League season with a top four finish still in doubt due, according to the manager, to their failure in the opposition penalty area.

Manchester United drumbeat booms for flagging Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has an opportunity to score a seismic victory over his old foe Pep Guardiola when his Manchester United side visit misfiring Manchester City on Thursday.

Guardiola oversaw a one-sided 2-1 win when he and Mourinho resumed hostilities in September and was generally felt to have made a bigger impact than the Portuguese in the season’s early months.

Manchester United drumbeat booms for flagging Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has an opportunity to score a seismic victory over his old foe Pep Guardiola when his Manchester United side visit misfiring Manchester City on Thursday.

Guardiola oversaw a one-sided 2-1 win when he and Mourinho resumed hostilities in September and was generally felt to have made a bigger impact than the Portuguese in the season’s early months.

No regrets for Guardiola amid Mancester City struggles

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says he has “no regrets” about his first season in England, even though his Manchester City side face the prospect of failing to qualify for the Champions League.

Guardiola is set to finish a campaign without a trophy for the first time in a managerial career dating back to 2008 after City were beaten by Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals last Sunday.

No regrets for Guardiola amid Mancester City struggles

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says he has “no regrets” about his first season in England, even though his Manchester City side face the prospect of failing to qualify for the Champions League.

Guardiola is set to finish a campaign without a trophy for the first time in a managerial career dating back to 2008 after City were beaten by Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals last Sunday.

Guardiola not interested in Spurs star Alli

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reassured his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday that he is not seeking to lure Dele Alli to the Etihad Stadium.

Reports have linked City with a move for 21-year-old Spurs star Alli, who was named England’s Young Player of the Year for the second season running on Sunday.

Guardiola not interested in Spurs star Alli

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reassured his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Mauricio Pochettino on Wednesday that he is not seeking to lure Dele Alli to the Etihad Stadium.

Reports have linked City with a move for 21-year-old Spurs star Alli, who was named England’s Young Player of the Year for the second season running on Sunday.

Home form crucial to Champions League qualification: Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says that Manchester City must improve their home form as they try to salvage their season with Champions League qualification.

Guardiola is set to end a season without a trophy for the first time as a manager, following last Sunday’s semi-final defeat by Arsenal at Wembley.

Home form crucial to Champions League qualification: Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says that Manchester City must improve their home form as they try to salvage their season with Champions League qualification.

Guardiola is set to end a season without a trophy for the first time as a manager, following last Sunday’s semi-final defeat by Arsenal at Wembley.

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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 [.