Manchester City face a potential banana skin on Saturday lunchtime when they visit a Burnley side which has lost only 3 of its 13 home games this season.
Ahead of his tactical battle with Sean Dyche, Pep Guardiola addressed the media at the CFA today.
Despite suggestions he could be back in a few weeks, Gabriel Jesus will not play in February, Pep revealed.
“I said in the press conference, he will need 4 to 5 weeks’ rest.”
Benjamin Mendy is still a way off (despite Dr Phil Foden’s diagnosis of a “couple of weeks”) and David Silva is a doubt for tomorrow’s game after going off hurt against West Brom.
“Mendy is much, much better. Today he is in New York. I think in two months, maybe March, he will be available and start to train with us.
“Yesterday Silva could not train – he was recovering. He has a painful kick in the side. We will see today how he feels.”
Jose Mourinho today conceded the title to City and said United are fighting for second. Guardiola was having none of is.
“There are 13 games, 39 points to play, we are 15 ahead, It’s not over. We have amazing tough games to play like tomorrow.”
England under-21 international Jack Harrison was a late recruit in the transfer window and was immediately loaned to Middlesbrough. Pep was asked by an American journalist about his plans for the midfielder.
“He is going to go on loan and we will see at the end of the season.
“In pre-season a lot of players will be at the World Cup and after we are going to decide.
“I don’t know. At the moment I don’t know who will be joining us in the states.”
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