Aguero out for Manchester City vs

Katrina Barker
April 15, 2018

Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City that Manchester United are more than capable of snatching the Premier League title from their grasp in the closing weeks of the season. As soon as Chris Smalling's well-timed finish struck the back of Ederson's goal last Saturday to give United a 3-2 lead, numerous home fans at the Etihad Stadium turned to each other and lamented their collapse.

And manager Pep Guardiola says the Argentina forward could not train after that incident, but pushed himself in an unsuccessful attempt to rescue City's European campaign in the final 24 minutes of the second leg against Liverpool.

Guardiola seems to have caught the bug. "Hopefully he will be back for our last few games if we need him and especially for his World Cup".

Victory over Tottenham and a United loss to bottom club West Bromwich Albion tomorrow would see City crowned Premier League champions. "We are sad we went out of the Champions League, but it's hard to take the way it happened".

"We need to win two games".

'What I say to the players is, and they show you every day, in every game that it's not done because if it was done they wouldn't play the way they play. If we lose it will be in the same way we tried to play against United and Liverpool.

"Since November and December we have already been champions, when I saw pundits and people say: 'Impossible for City to drop points'". "We scored two legal goals in two games and then, in Juventus v Real Madrid, you are talking penalty or no penalty", he said.

The former Barca boss harked back to Real Madrid in 2003/04 as a reminder that it ain't over till it's over. A team that included players such as Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, David Beckham, Iker Casillas and Raul lost six of their last seven games to finish seven points behind Valencia having led by 11 points at one stage.

Mauricio Pochettino's men will be looking to extend their 14-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, and cement their place inside the Premier League's top four with a win over Guardiola's wounded City side at Wembley. "The first test is tomorrow and we will try hard". We have to win two and [against Spurs] we're going to start to do it the way we do it. Of course it can happen, no doubts about that.

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