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Pep Guardiola’s fixation on midfielders doesn’t seem to be easing up, as recent reports suggest he’s interested in one of the best playmakers of the 21st century.
In the aftermath of United's hilarious 5-0 defeat to Liverpool, one City player's son didn’t hesitate to twist the knife, while Sergio Aguero was praised as he made the best of a bad situation in Barcelona.
Pep wants Kroos control
After breaking the British transfer record to sign Jack Grealish for £100million, you’d think Guardiola has a big enough selection headache in his creative department. This is Pep we’re talking about, though, so there is actually no such thing!
According to Catalan publication El Nacional, Guardiola is interested in signing Kroos, who he coached for a season at Bayern Munich in 2013-14.
With Fernandinho potentially leaving at the end of the season, the 31-year-old vast experience and undoubted quality could be a huge boost.
Kroos’ contract expires in 2023, meaning next summer could be the final time Real Madrid are able to bring in a fee for a player who retired from international football in the summer with 106 caps to his name.
Midfield options including Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Phil Foden, Grealish and Kroos? Absolutely frightening.
Every City fan must’ve enjoyed their Sunday dinner just that little bit more watching the red side of Manchester being torn to shreds.
Sure, in the context of the title race, it was actually a bad result for the Blues. But you have to drink these things in through the unstoppable giggles, don't you?
There were plenty of people who had a pop at United’s capitulation, but perhaps the best of all was Fernandinho's son Davi getting in on the merriment.
Davi took to Instagram to point the finger of humiliation at United - commenting on a picture of fans leaving Old Trafford early by saying "when it’s hometime after school’, as well as posting a meme of his father laughing alongside the final scoreline.
The 11-year-old trains at City’s academy and is often a ball boy at the Etihad Stadium. Combine that with the hilarious posts over the weekend and it seems he has true City DNA.
Sergio scoring in injury time, anyone?
After Ronald Koeman became the first Barcelona manager in 85 years to lose his first three Clasicos, his car was attacked by fans after the game amid generally ugly scenes from the home supporters.
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The only positive for Barcelona was City legend Sergio Aguero pulling one back in the dying moments of a 2-1 defeat and Koeman believes Kun can form a lethal partnership with Barca youngster Ansu Fati as he tries to turn the crisis club's season around.
“There is a lot of the championship ahead," Koeman said. "On Wednesday we have another game and we are going to put people in the best physical shape. Aguero and Ansu Fati have shown that they will be important players for the team. We have to be more effective."
City came under heavy criticism for failing to replace Aguero in the summer, but after Phil Foden's recent heroics as a false nine position, it appears everyone is a winner- Aguero still scoring and City still look electric.
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