Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola revealed Sergio Aguero missed Sunday’s 3-Zero victory over Birmingham after coming into contact with somebody with COVID-19.
The 32-year-old, who has struggled for normal sport time this season as a consequence of damage, was supposed to begin the FA Cup third-round tie towards Blues on the Etihad.
Because it transpired, City didn’t want their all-time file goalscorer towards the Championship aspect as Bernardo Silva struck twice early on for the Premier League giants.
Phil Foden additionally netted within the first half as 2019 winners City started their newest cup quest with a routine victory regardless of lacking Aguero.
The Argentina worldwide would have hoped to get some essential minutes in his quest to return after issues following his meniscus surgical procedure, however Guardiola admitted he had no alternative however to remain away.
Guardiola stated: “He’s isolating, sadly. He was involved with one one that was optimistic.
“It’s a pity. It was an ideal day to get minutes however sadly he must be just a few days out.”
Aguero is out of contract on the finish of the season, though the membership have stated they won’t rush into a choice about his future.
Guardiola has all the time stated the striker will determine when he leaves Manchester in the identical method membership greats David Silva and Vincent Kompany have been afforded, with house membership Independiente a attainable vacation spot.