Pep Guardiola Confirms Manchester City Duo Back in Contention Following Negative COVID-19 Tests


Pep Guardiola has confirmed that both goalkeeper Ederson and forward Ferran Torres are back in contention for Manchester City following negative COVID-19 tests. 

The duo had previously missed the Carabao Cup game against Manchester United due to receiving positive tests, but are now back in contention for the FA Cup tie against Birmingham City. 

Guardiola confirmed the news when speaking to the media ahead of the game saying: “Kyle and Gabriel came back on the bench for Old Trafford – we’ll see how they react after being infected in the training sessions. Ederson, Ferran and Tommy are negative, maybe they can train on Friday. Eric and Cole are isolated after testing positive.”

Guardiola Confirms Manchester City Duo Test Negative for COVID-19 

Sergio Aguero Also in Contention Again

Defensively, Manchester City have been superb all season- conceding the least amount of goals in the league- but, going the other way, they have struggled at times. And its no wonder. Take Sergio Aguero out of any frontline, and the goals will be of short supply. 

Just as Pep Guardiola’s side are beginning to find their feet, though, the Argentine is back in contention. 

The City boss confirmed the news when speaking to the media, saying: “It will be great to have Sergio back and in good condition. He is optimistic – he says he wants to come back and score goals. We don’t put pressure. But most of the games we need him because he is a striker.

“And the feeling in the last ten days – two weeks, his reaction in his knee had been really good. He is going to start and his performance and knee will dictate. We want good quality minutes. We see what happens.

“Look at his numbers inside the box – Sergio is unique. He had a tough injury – really tough. His mood is better than ever, this is important.”

By the sounds of it, Aguero is hungrier than ever for goals heading into a crucial stage of the season for Manchester City who will also be boosted by the return of Ederson and Torres following negative COVID-19 tests.

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