Diouf to miss Manchester City clash

Diouf to miss Manchester City clash

"When we go to Abu Dhabi he will stay here and in Spain because, again, family is the most important thing".

Sergio Aguero will miss the match after sustaining a knee injury in training but should be back for City's next game at Everton on March 31.

And Guardiola said he would have preferred to play over the weekend as Manchester United cut their city rivals' lead at the top of the table to 13 points with victory over Liverpool on Saturday.

City have seen a truly extraordinary turnover and a massive increase in revenue streams since Sheikh Mansour took up the reins back in 2008, and are now the team with the fourth-biggest income in world football.

Silva is considered one of the greatest players in City's history, playing a key role in Premier League title triumphs in the 2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons. "All that time he has played at a high level and we are so happy to have him, and to extend his contract".

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"David is a guy with a lot of technical skills and this league is so complicated because of the physicality and the weather conditions but he survives; he's been one of the best players in England for a long time now", the manager added. It means a lot. He's a huge competitor. His family and son are the most important thing. Fernandinho and Sterling are expected to return to action.

They are set to return, while Guardiola could also have the luxury of welcoming back Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling from injury.

"After we go to train in Abu Dhabi and after the worldwide break hopefully the players will come back safe without injuries and then we can think about Everton and the (Champions League) quarter-finals".

"He wants to know what happens but always accepts whatever I, Txiki and Ferran decide". Even if he believes he is strong he is not strong enough. When the weekend is over, they are like: "'The weekend is over, there are no more games.' But we have to play". It was tough. But before that, he played one game, rested for two, one game, rested for two, because after six months, the next step is muscular injuries.