Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that he doesn’t know when star striker Sergio Aguero will return to the team.
Aguero has had a niggling injury from last season and was absent as his team thrashed Burnley 5-0 on Saturday and according to Guardiola, the player woke up with a problem on his knee.
“Sergio depends on how he wakes up. He makes good training sessions and then has some niggles. He woke up with a little problem in his knee. We know the injury he had is not easy for the recovery.
“We have to handle it as best as possible. In Aguero’s absence City had struggled for goals prior to the thumping 5-0 win against Burnley,” Guardiola said after the game.
On the heavy win against their Saturday opponents, Guardiola added that it wasn’t about rotation but those he felt deserved to play.
“‘It’s not about rotation now. The players who don’t make mistakes-like John Stones in defence-deserve to play more games. The goals today help us, of course-especially for Riyad Mahrez. Gabriel Jesus has to score goals too,” he added.
The game saw Mahrez score a hat trick with the 5-0 scoreline being the fourth time Burnley were conceding five goals at the Etihad in their last four visits.