Manuel Pellegrini assures Manchester City fans after Sergio Aguero injury worry

Manuel Pellegrini has assured Manchester City fans over Sergio Aguero’s fitness, following the apparent knock that the striker picked up against West Brom.

The Argentine forward scored a penalty in the 2-1 win over the Baggies, but was substituted off in the dying minutes after limping around for a length of time.

With City looking to overcome Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final this week, Pellegrini would rue losing the 27-year-old attacker – even for just a few days.

However, the Chilean manager has allayed any fears that Aguero could miss the PSG match, with City holding the advantage following their 2-2 draw at the Parc des Princes.

When pressed about the lasting effects of Aguero’s injury, Pellegrini said: “It was just a kick. I don’t think [there will be any problem for Tuesday’s match].”

Pellegrini named a starting line-up with five changes from the team that started against PSG in midweek, and the coach has admitted that he had to field a much-altered team due to the upcoming clash against the Ligue 1 champions.

“The starting XI was thinking about Tuesday,” he added. “With Kevin De Bruyne just coming back from a long injury, Fernandinho was tired, David [Silva] has some problems.

“We had to make starting XI analysing lots of different things, but the target was to win three points – and we did.”

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