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Pep Guardiola "so confident" Sergio Aguero will help Man City

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The club's all-time record goalscorer has made just three starts this season due to injury and is currently sidelined with Covid-19.
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Pep Guardiola is convinced Sergio Aguero could still be the man to fire Manchester City to glory this season.

City's record goalscorer has made just three starts this term and is currently sidelined with Covid-19.

Aguero missed the start of the campaign after undergoing knee surgery in the summer and his comeback was complicated by a hamstring injury and further knee trouble.

The Argentinian appeared on the brink of a return earlier this month only to be told to self-isolate as a close contact of someone to have tested positive for coronavirus. He later developed symptoms himself, further delaying his hopes of getting back on the field.

Aguero required surgery after suffering a knee injury last season (Martin Rickett/PA)

With the 32-year-old's past record also suggesting it may take some time for him to recover his sharpness once back in action, City may not get their usual high goal return from their star forward this term.

But Guardiola insists that does not mean he cannot make a big impact as City chase glory on numerous fronts.

The City manager said: "I don't know when he is coming back, February or March, but I'm so optimistic that he will give us, until the end of the season, some good, good months.

"He is going to help us in the decisive moments, to give us the goals and the difference that we need. I'm so confident it's going to happen."

Guardiola has revealed Aguero has been ill with the virus.

Guardiola (right) still expects to see goals from Aguero this season (Martin Rickett/PA)

He said on Monday: "When we texted him during the first three or four days he struggled, he felt so tired, but today he sent a message to the backroom staff to say he feels much better.

"Now he needs to test negative and abide by the protocols and then start to come back here, and then move and see how he feels day by day.

"I cannot tell you (when he will be back), I don't know how he will react in the first days when we start to train.

"At the end, we'll see him in the training sessions and on the pitch and it's easy to realise if he's fit or not.

"But hopefully he can help us with the special quality he has. That's why he is one of the best strikers ever – not just in England – of all time in football history."

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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City25185250153559
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd25147453322149
3Leicester CityLeicester25154644271749
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham25136639291045
5Chelsea25127641251643
6Liverpool25117745341140
7Everton2412483733440
8Aston Villa23113937261136
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs24106837271036
10Leeds UnitedLeeds25112124343035
11Arsenal25104113126534
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2596102632-633
13Crystal Palace2595112943-1432
14Southampton2586113143-1230
15Burnley2577111830-1228
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2551192632-626
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2574142643-1725
18Fulham25410112132-1122
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2528151955-3614
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2532201541-2611
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