Sergio Aguero hopes to remain at Manchester City until 2020

Dean Simpson
January 13, 2018

Sergio Agüero made it 3-0 for City in the second half before Andre Gray pulled one back for visiting Watford, who suffered their seventh loss in nine matches and occupy the 10th spot in the league table.

"As soon as we can have the most players available, it is better for everyone". "They have to protect them and play with quality and not quantity", the Spaniard said. 'The federation has to reflect.

Fernandinho played every minute of Manchester City's four festive fixtures. "I don't know what will happen in the future." .

"They (the authorities) have to control it". Not for you, not me, for the performance of the players. They have known each other for a long time.

The Manchester City manager blasted the Premier League for "killing" its stars as teams juggle four matches in 13 days - with some in a shorter period.

"Of course, space them out".

Guardiola said: "We're going to kill the players". They don't protect the players, they are the people we come to watch - not the managers or the press conferences. Just see how many muscular injuries there are.

"We're going to kill the players", he said after the Watford game. We have a gap where we play both cups.

"Maybe one month or two months", Guardiola said of the likely length of absence of the Brazil striker.

A former Spain worldwide, Guardiola has previously managed Barcelona and Bayern Munich, both of whom play in leagues with winter breaks, and he has been a regular critic of England's festive schedule. Please fill out the attached form below with the 11 players you want to see starting against Watford, and which formation you think Pep should choose.

The midfielder has been travelling between Manchester and Spain and Guardiola is prepared to give the Spanish worldwide more time off if he requires it.

Reacting to Silva's return, coach Pep Guardiola told the club's website: "We are very happy David Silva is back with us". We know how strong physically it is England but teams miss big players, not just Manchester City", Guardiola added. "The replay speaks for itself. The City keeper did well again to keep out a low drive from Etienne Capoue two minutes before the break but only the most optimistic of Hornets fans would have seen that as a sign of things changing in the second half.

'There's a learning curve while you're injured as well and that's how I try to take it, but to come back and get three goals, three points, is a good way to come back'.

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