City get minimal away win 1-0 against Burton thanks to Aguero goal and win tie 10-0 on aggregate. Man City advance to Carabao Cup final where they will meet winner of Chelsea-Tottenham tie.
Manchester City have asked captain Vincent Kompany (32) to take a pay cut to prolong his eleven-year stay at the club. The club are willing to extend his contract by another 12 months if he takes a cut to his reported £200,000-a-week contract.
Confirmed squad (in photographs) for Burton: Muric, Sandler, Danilo, Zinchenko, Delph, Mendy, Stones, Nmecha, De Bruyne, Richards, Foden, Mahrez, Bolton, Poveda, Jesus, Aguero, Eric Garcia wasn't spotted in any photos, but could be there. [MEN]
Graham Scott has been appointed referee for Manchester City vs. Burnley in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. Scott was the referee when these two teams met in last year's FA Cup, a game City won 4-1.
Burton keeper (and Chelsea loanee) Brad Collins on what Guardiola said to him after the first leg: "He said; 'tough night?' I simply said 'yes'. Then he proceeded to say what an incredible achievement it was for us to get to the semi-final. It was nice to have that from him. He could have just... Continue Reading →
Since the exit of technical director Hans Smulders, the City/NAC Breda relationship has become very strained. NAC asked City for reinforcements this winter but got a negative response. Smulders played a large role in NAC's relationship with City, which is in its 3rd season. [AD]
While Barcelona are set to win the race for Frenkie de Jong, Manchester City are the main bidder for Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt (19), who is City's number one defensive target for next summer. [Voetbal International]
Pep on Eric Garcia: "He is so smart, so intelligent. He understands everything so quick. His physicality is not so strong, but he resolves situations by thinking. I like to work with intelligent people and he is one of them."