Manchester City have a team full of world-class talent, but one big name in Pep Guardiola’s side has been overlooked for this afternoon’s showdown against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Sergio Aguero has had to settle for a spot on the bench, with Gabriel Jesus being preferred up top.
The Argentine has started just 10 of City’s 15 Premier League games this season, but has still managed to score nine goals and create three assists.
Five of the striker’s goals have come in his last nine appearances in all competitions, while Jesus has netted just twice in that time.
For a game of this magnitude, some fans are questioning why Aguero would not be starting up front for Guardiola.
Soild but Jesus needs to have a good game. Dropping Aguero is a huge statement in a derby.
— 🦈Olivia🦈 (@liv_mcfc) December 10, 2017
Wondering why aguero is benched
— yannis (@szperneymar) December 10, 2017
— Ryan (@RyandeweeWww) December 10, 2017
no aguero no party
— Gutar (@gutarsrv) December 10, 2017
Would much prefer aguero to start today
— jess:) (@JessBarcroft) December 10, 2017
Aguero should start
— Matt♢James (@Matty_james96) December 10, 2017
— Mohammed Rizwan (@Mohamme03430375) December 10, 2017
City are favourites heading into the contest having gone unbeaten all season in the top flight so far.
The club currently have an eight-point lead at the summit of the table and if they stretch it to 11 with a win over United, then it is difficult to see past them as title winners.
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