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Guardiola Reveals Why Aguero & Jesus Can’t Play Together

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21 Nov 2017
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Even though Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus have 20 goals between them this season, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola the two can’t start for City together at the moment.

The two South American strikers have seen great success this season. Winning every single game except for one till now.

City is sitting top in the Premier League with 8 points clear of city rivals Manchester United and 9 points clear of reigning champions Chelsea.

Guradiola reveals why Aguero and Gabriel can't play together

However the previous Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss doesn’t anticipate him choosing the two close by each other all the time until the point that left-back Benjamin Mendy returns from the ACL damage that has sidelined him until April.

During a press conference as reported by the Mail Guardiola,

Both have different qualities – they deserve to play. They have a lot of games and they have to be ready. It is the toughest decision. When you have Mendy, he can play wide and the winger can go inside. Fabian Delph cannot do that. Without Mendy, Leroy Sane has to go wide, which is why they don’t play together. Sergio after the crash, he was fit. He is fit. For me he is so tough. So is Gabriel.”

Previous Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has assigned for Mendy in the previous Monaco man’s nonappearance and despite the fact that Delph has earned acclamations for his showcases in defense, he doesn’t offer the same assaulting risk that Mendy does from the full-back position.

Mendy touched base at City amid the late spring window for an expense accepted to be in the locale of £52 million. The Frenchman had just played five matches for his new club before damaging his knee ligaments in a game against Crystal Palace toward the finish of September.

Mendy is out for nine months due to knee injury

However, what do you make of Guardiola’s remarks about Mendy’s significance to Aguero and Jesus? Should the City chief have them together more frequently, paying little mind to whether Mendy’s accessible or not?

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