Pep Guardiola: 'Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero cannot play together'

Guardiola: 'Aguero, Jesus cannot play together'
© Offside
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reveals that the ACL injury sustained by Benjamin Mendy is the reason why Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus cannot play together.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that his "toughest decision" is whether to start with Gabriel Jesus or Sergio Aguero up front.

Both strikers have been in fine form so far this season, each netting 10 goals across all competitions for the Premier League leaders, yet Guardiola has regularly rotated the pair during an ongoing 16-match winning streak.

The Spaniard revealed that an injury to Benjamin Mendy - from which he may not recover until April - has forced him to pick just one of Jesus or Aguero up front rather than unleashing them both from the start.

"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," he told reporters.

"Yeah [they could play together] in the moment we had Mendy. 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."

Aguero has the better strike rate of the two having scored his 10 goals in just 11 appearances, whereas Jesus has 10 in 17.

Fabian Delph celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Hull City on April 8, 2017
Read Next:
De Bruyne hails "outstanding" Delph
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Premier League
Championship
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
Club World Cup
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Ligue 2
Club World Cup
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
Indian I-League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City18171056124452
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd17122337112638
3Chelsea18122432141838
4Arsenal18103531201133
5Burnley189541612432
6Liverpool1787234201431
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs1894531181331
8Leicester CityLeicester187562726126
9Watford186482733-622
10Everton176472129-822
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield186391630-1421
12Southampton184681724-718
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton184681423-918
14Crystal Palace184591528-1317
15West Ham UnitedWest Ham184591732-1517
16Bournemouth174491520-516
17Stoke CityStoke1844101939-2016
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle1843111627-1115
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom172871222-1014
20Swansea CitySwansea173311922-1312
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand