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Pep Guardiola considers dropping star man for Huddersfield game – report

Pep Guardiola is considering dropping Sergio Aguero for this weekend’s game against Huddersfield and instead starting Gabriel Jesus, The Guardian reports.

Sergio hit the elusive 200 goal mark in the Community Shield against Chelsea at Wembley, but failed to find the net last week against Arsenal, missing a one-on-one chance and opting not to square the ball to Kevin De Bruyne.

And Guardiola is considering giving Brazilian hot-shot Jesus a start over Aguero, although it may not necessarily be a performance-related decision if it happens and simply Pep giving Jesus a chance, something that can be difficult when Aguero is fit and firing.

Jesus has 24 goals in 38 starts for Manchester City in a stay that has been interrupted by injuries, and with Aguero poised to return to Argentina in 2020, the Brazilian may be counted on more and more in the years ahead.

Jesus was a surprise exclusion from Tite’s Brazil squad for their September fixtures today, with none of City’s four senior Brazilians selected.

Meanwhile, Aguero was left out of the latest Argentina squad along with Nicolas Otamendi, with both Brazil and Argentina looking to try new options ahead of next year’s Copa America.

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