Nacho Monreal out of Manchester City clash with back injury


Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have been told by Ryan Giggs they need to win multiple titles before they can be considered the greatest Premier League side ever.

City need a maximum of six more Premier League wins to secure the title and emulate the team of Manuel Pellegrini who won the League Cup and Premier League double for the club in 2014.

"We have scored hundreds of goals as well with [previous manager Manuel] Pellegrini".

Only the two Manchester clubs have earned more points at home than Arsenal's total of 32 this season. "So, for now, well done, keep going".

However, Kompany couldn't deny his personal joy at City's success at Wembley.

All three of the goals came from players who have been at Manchester City before Guardiola arrived at the Etihad Stadium and set about overhauling the squad with a massive budget. You can see that nothing phases him either. It's just pure emotion.

"The feeling to belong to something, I am really grateful for that initiative. Of course, I don't want to damage my team or club". "What helps us to win the next game is how we respond internally together".

"You can lose games, you can lose finals - I lost finals - but it's how you lose them".

As quoted by ESPN, the ex-Gunners midfielder discussed the potential of the club seeking a replacement for Wenger at the end of the season and highlighted the Italian boss as the man he'd target.

Nacho Monreal was forced off in the first half of the defeat and Wenger fears the defender could miss up to four matches, including Premier League clashes with City, Brighton and Hove Albion and Watford and the first leg of the Europa League last-16 tie against AC Milan.

Fabian Delph would have been a candidate to come in and replace the Brazil worldwide but a straight red card shown in the defeat to Wigan means he is suspended for the games against Arsenal and Chelsea. "It's a real test". "We have to take a bit of perspective".

"But one thing at a time".

"Now we have to find a solution, to find out which players can play in the Fernandinho position". So we have to be careful about saying too much.

On the Under-17 World Cup victor, the City boss said: "He knows, his family and manager know that we would like to keep him with us for a long time", Sky Sports report.

"Stones had an incredible time before his injury". I am at a loss as to why we are ashamed of this.

"There are still plenty of huge games to play and the next one is on Thursday against the same opponent". I know I'm getting far ahead there. But a lot of it is just my own doing. When I have been there, it is always tough. "Kind of the wrong guy to bet against".

Having issued Guardiola with two formal warnings in December, the FA have charged him with "wearing a political message", although the City manager insists that, while he has yet to have direct contact with the authorities, he would be happy to talk to them.