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."
Sean Dyche (Burnley) after game: "They were terrific, they pounce on every mistake. When they are in that mood they hurt you."
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 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 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."
Man City in home FA Cup game destroy Burnley 5-0 thanks to Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Aguero (P) goals and Long (OG). City advance to FA Cup 1/8 final.
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]
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]