Pep Guardiola insists he enjoys the FA Cup and its traditions – but would like to see replays scrapped.
The Manchester City manager said earlier this week that ditching the Carabao Cup would be a good way to ease fixture congestion.
But he accepts that is not going to happen and instead would like to find ways to make the competitions better.
“He’s not going to give us extra on what we have but he’s one more player that we have and if we believe we can use him we are going to use him.”
The Premier League has incorporated a winter break into its schedule for the first time this season. City will have almost two weeks between games against West Ham on February 9 and Leicester on February 22.
Guardiola has no intention of taking the squad abroad for warm-weather training.
He said: “We will have three or four days off and after that we’ll train again here and prepare for Leicester, Madrid and Arsenal.”