Aguero sets sights on Champions League glory

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"In England, you don't protect the players".

De Bruyne has been the outstanding player in the Premier League this season and looked to continue his fine form at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

Speaking to the press after the draw with United, Pellegrino said: "For sure we are really pleased, not just for the point, we are happy because our performance was really good from the beginning to the end, especially in the way we approached the game".

Jose Mourinho's Reds are sitting third in the league after a woeful month of December that has seen them without a win in four games. In the win over Watford, City's full-back Kyle Walker was injured while in the match against Crystal Palace, Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus were injured.

Watford are on an bad run of form after much early season promise but will still pose a threat of City are not on their game.

The hosts jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first minute on a play that began with Silva's ball to Leroy Sane and ended with Raheem Sterling's 18th goal of the campaign.

"I have until 2020, I think". The show must go on. He added, "sometimes you have three days' recovery, sometimes four, sometimes two, everybody is the same". He is a player for Arsenal and I think he is going to stay there.

Guardiola, who urged referees to "protect" players from overly physical challenges, will be without Jesus "for a little more than a month" and is still waiting to learn the extent of De Bruyne's injury.

And Guardiola was also backed by West Brom boss Alan Pardew, who is furious his side play their second game in the space of two days while their opponents West Ham have had six days rest.

Silva has missed the last couple of games due to personal reasons while Stones has been sidelined for a spell through injury.

Aguero also said "everything's fine" when asked about his relationship with Guardiola.

He said: "He's free to stay or leave, it depends".

"I have the same feeling that before I came here and now when we dropped two points. Some days he will be here, some he will be out, it depends how his family is".

"First of all I'll try to finish the season as best as possible, and hopefully that's with a trophy, because the idea at City is always to finish the season with something in our hands", he said.

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