Pep on Mendy fitness

Pep on Benjamin Mendy's absence today: "He has a little bit of swelling in the knee, and that’s all. It’s a danger you can have sometimes when you come back. He needs time. It is a problem, but it’s ok. We move forward and hopefully he can come back soon."

Pep on City form

Pep Guardiola: "Eight games winning in a row and this month is good. Everybody has played and we want to arrive in the last stages of the FA Cup, Champions League and fight to the end. It’s the only way I understand."

Pep praises KDB

Pep Guardiola on Kevin De Bruyne: "It’s not easy when players have long injuries. Thats why we tried to handle Kevin’s minutes and of course today, we need him because he's so clever and so aggressive in his game. He helps a lot."

Pep praises performance

Pep Guardiola post game: "I’m really pleased for the commitment, and especially with all the games in our legs and minds. We have to improve a few things but we made good movements. I'm satisfied to be in next round and in the draw on Monday."

Joe Hart lost starting place for Burnley

Joe Hart is set to be denied an appearance against his former club Manchester City on Saturday with Nick Pope in line to start for Burnley. Tom Heaton has displaced Hart in league games, with Pope poised to get the nod in the FA Cup. [Daily Mail]

City reject bid for their player

Manchester City have rejected a first bid from Schalke for Wales winger Rabbi Matondo (18). Schalke have held talks with the youngster which have progressed very well. Bayern Munich and Gladbach are also interested. [BILD]

Pep on David Silva future

Pep on David Silva possibly staying beyond 2020: "For me, if he is fit and his performances are the same as this season, I'm more than delighted. It’s not easy to find around the world [a player like that]. But I think they have to decide for themselves."

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