Manchester City in talks to extend club captain Vincent Kompany’s contract

3:09                                            Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham and Preston

3:09 Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham and Preston

The now much coveted Jadon Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund past year, and has flourished since leaving England in pursuit of regular first team football.

"Create a good second league and you will see how many players make it to the Premier League". You get your games in the cup and any time a young lad gets an opportunity you've got to shine and show the manager - that's what I'm trying to do. Some have patience, some trust what the club want to do, and some don't.

"There are many, many clubs in the world, not just Man City, and people decide". Ilkay Gundogan wasn't one of them but he set up four goals.

The Spain under-21 worldwide was part of Guardiola's first team squad, despite not playing any minutes in the Premier League or Champions League, but the City boss has no plans to sign a replacement. "But they don't, they play every weekend friendly games".

Guardiola does not want to rush the Belgian midfielder back after two injuries disrupted his season but he showed his quality in the 66 minutes he played, with the City boss saying De Bruyne sees things that other players can not. If not the door is open.

"The only one who made a decision to stay was Phil and that's all". His comments came on the heels of losing Brahim Diaz to Real Madrid. "We wish him all the best because he's a nice guy".

Defender Benjamin Mendy has returned to training with the team and is expected to be fit in two or three weeks.

Meanwhile, Guardiola refused to be drawn on Liverpool's exit from the FA Cup with the Premier League leaders fielding a weakened team.

"I'm not the greenkeeper", Guardiola added.

"I never did (allow the grass to grow)". Never we manipulated it, always we try to put water (on the pitch) but it's not necessary here with the weather, it rains a lot.

"We want to cut the field all the 10 years [of his career]".

"We saw with the last two games, his problem is that he can only play in one of them [Kompany was in the line-up against Liverpool last week but then sat out the FA Cup win over Rotherham]". It's hard for me to choose, but I never give Danilo four or five games in a row.

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