Pep Guardiola explains Sergio Aguero’s absence against Birmingham.
City’s record goalscorer has played only nine matches in all competitions this campaign after starting the campaign with a knee injury.
Aguero’s last game was in the 1-1 draw against West Ham United on October 24 in which he was taken off due to a hamstring problem.
The Argentine was supposed to play a part in City’s FA Cup clash against Birmingham but remained isolated as he came in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19.
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The City boss said: “Unfortunately he was in contact, more than usual, with one person who is positive. That is why he must isolate for a few days.
“I don’t know (how long for) exactly because, like all of us, he has been tested six times in last 10-15 days.
“He is negative. Today he is negative too but the protocol says in some cases they must isolate. In others we are still in touch and playing football.
“Unfortunately he could not play today.”