Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola Wants Duo to Play on and on for Blues

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Guardiola Wants Duo to Play on and on for Blues

Article excerpt

PEP Guardiola has urged Fernandinho and David Silva to continue playing for as long as possible for City.

And the Blues boss feels that his squad is reaping the benefit of the fact that those two stars, plus Aymeric Laporte and Sergio Aguero, are no longer playing international football. Brazil international Fernandinho and Spain star David Silva - who has announced his retirement from international football - both sparkled as City hammered Burnley 5-0 on Saturday.

And both are expected to be involved again tonight as City go hunting three points in a difficult Champions League game at Shakhtar Donetsk.

And that comes on the back of an international break in which both players, plus Aguero and Laporte, were able to take breaks and recharge their batteries ahead of a fierce fixture schedule. …

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