Harry Arter: Pep Guardiola showed 'touch of class' with Bournemouth midfielder

When it became clear City would get their man, it was Pellegrini himself who put an end to speculation by announcing, last February, he would leave at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

Jesus has made a blistering start to life at City since formalising his move last month, scoring three goals in three league games prior to Monday night.

While Guardiola says he admires Aguero, he is not sure if he can give the Argentina worldwide enough games to stop him leaving at the end of the season. "I know how hard it is to find top goal scorers".

'For him to offer that to me, I respected it and accepted it with a smile on my face'. "Even in my career I didn't know what would happen at the end of the season". "That's why we need a contribution from Sergio; he's so important for us".

"I played for Barcelona four or five years ago in a deeper position so I know what to do".

Manager Pep Guardiola will be disappointed to lose the talents of a starlet who has acclimated exceptionally to the Premier League following a winter transfer from former club Palmeiras.

Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, may have found a way back into Pep Guardiola's plans, with news that Gabriel Jesus will be out for two to three months. For the third week of games in a row, the results around the Top 6 have been awesome for City, and they did take advantage in the first two instances. That's the only reason why.

They came from eight points behind Manchester United with six games left to win their maiden title in 2012, and two years later they repeated the feat to overhaul Liverpool.

"I'm pleased he has been named in the Champions League squad and I think he should play, he is full of confidence".

The Sky Blues are playing better, Gabriel Jesus is on fire, and beating Bournemouth is not the toughest thing to do at the moment.

  • Loretta Pittman