Pep Guardiola has confirmed Sergio Aguero suffered a thigh injury in the 2-1 victory over Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, as the Catalan spoke to the media ahead of his side’s Champions League fixture against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Sergio Aguero was withdrawn late in the second-half, with what many deemed to be a groin injury. However, on Monday afternoon, Pep Guardiola confirmed the striker has suffered a blow to his thigh which is set to keep him out for the ‘next few games‘ or ‘a few weeks‘.
Importantly, the question was raised about the possibility of the Argentine being fit to face Manchester United on December 7th – with Guardiola rejecting the idea of him facing their city rivals, unless a ‘miracle‘ was to happen.
This obviously opens to the door for Gabriel Jesus to stamp his mark on the first-team, at a time when doubts have been raised over his capability to succeed Sergio Aguero as Manchester City’s front man in the starting XI. Aguero will no doubt be a huge miss for Manchester City, scoring 13 goals and providing two assists in his 16 appearances so far this season.
As for the other injury doubts for Manchester City – Pep Guardiola confirmed both David Silva and Rodrigo are both fit, after suffering from cramp in the victory over Chelsea at the weekend.
You can follow us for live updates here: @City_Xtra