Messi liked Busquets quickly at Barcelona - Guardiola

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The Manchester City boss won 47 caps for Spain as a player and captained the country to gold medal success at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

De Bruyne was a key player in City's record-breaking run to the Premier League title last season, pitching in with 12 goals along the way.

De Bruyne suffered lateral collateral ligament injury while training with City teammates in August and was ruled out of action for about three months.

Stones suffered an injury that ruled him out for most of April but, even so, since mid-February he has played just 433 minutes in the Premier League for City and more than double that figure, nearly 1,110 minutes, for the England team. He was so professional last season and he had competition as well - because Sterling could play in that position on the left.

"My teams are going to try to play how I want", he said to Jorge Valdano on Universo Valdano. I was delighted to have two weeks watching them.

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The Sun reports that the club manager Pep Guardiola disclosed the 27-year-old Belgium global is doing well, but will not be in contention to face Fulham on Saturday. I had just one chance to do it as a player.

The winger also started just one of their first six matches last season with Guardiola saying he didn't have a good preseason, but the Catalan says he isn't concerned. I do my best and I think Phil is ready.

"We would like to continue", said Guardiola. My club knows my opinion about that and we share that. "Sometimes this kind of thing needs its own time". He's very good. He's a very dynamic player.

"The journalist asked if we'd sell for £250m and I said "no", said Guardiola. It's well known that we are delighted with him.

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