Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to make for Real Madrid?

"How he was involved not just in scoring goals but in the way we play".

Questions about Aguero's future beyond the end of the season caused Guardiola to snap back at reporters on Friday during his live broadcast, with the manager growing exhausted of being asked if the striker will leave in the summer, despite Aguero's revelation that he will hold talks with the Spaniard when the campaign finishes.

Guardiola, who succeeded Manuel Pellegrini as City manager a year ago, said he was impressed by the sheikh's football knowledge - but the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss was left in no doubt he will be replaced if results are not good enough.

Guardiola, however, has rotated his keepers for domestic cup ties this season, so that would then mean Argentine Caballero returning for Sunday's Premier League trip to Sunderland.

Still not getting the message, Guardiola shot down a final question about recent Aguero comments to the media saying: 'I was not clear in my answer?' "I hope that we can win a title which is the most important thing".

"When he plays like that", Guardiola added, "Sergio is unstoppable". "Despite what people say, I know he is so happy".

However, despite City having scored 10 goals in their last two games, Guardiola refused to compare City's attacking talent with his previous teams at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

"To take decisions like Claudio Bravo did in the last game was a masterpiece". Indeed, only against Fulham (12) has he won more home Premier League games than against the Citizens (7).

He said: "I really like that position because the manager gives me a lot of confidence and a lot of freedom".

City's manager has begun the process of trying to remodel the club as one who can challenge to win the Champions League on a regular basis, while also bringing through the finest young talent via their academy.

"Of course he didn't play because it was my decision, but he was fit".

"I'm pretty sure he's going to help us keep going until the end of the season".

"I don't know because I don’t speak with the managers (agents), I speak with (City's director of football) Txiki Begiristain so I don't know if they speak".

The manager said he would wait until the season is over before taking a call on the future of several of his players, including goalkeeper Joe Hart.

  • Julie Sanders