Through circumstances beyond his control, Manuel Pellegrini wasn't able to gradually ease Kevin De Bruyne into the Manchester City first XI -- something he does with his new signings.
As De Bruyne began life at City on the bench for the 1-0 win at Crystal Palace back in September, he probably wouldn't have been expecting to be involved in the match midway through the first half. But a stray boot from Scott Dann injured Sergio Aguero's right knee and Pellegrini opted to introduce De Bruyne for his...
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TOP STORY: Man City target Coutinho
Jurgen Klopp hasn't even been installed as Liverpool manager yet, but he has already got a major problem on his hands. According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester City are preparing for life after David Silva, and they see Philippe Coutinho as the perfect heir to the Spaniard's place in the club.
Sergio Aguero will adopt the No. 10 shirt for Argentina while it is left vacant due to the injury of its usual wearer, Lionel Messi.
Messi suffered a knee injury last month and will not take up his usual role as Argentina captain when the Albiceleste take on Ecuador on Thursday in the first of two CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers.
"I spoke to the kitman and he told me it is obligatory -- someone has to use it because the numbers go from 1 to 23," Aguero told the Manchester City website.