Pep Guardiola has hailed midfield engine Fernandinho ‘a joy’ to work with.

Pep Guardiola hailed midfield engine Fernandinho, dubbing the Brazilian ‘a joy’ to work with.

Echoing his post-match comments from Saturday's win over Burnley, the Catalan boss spoke highly once again of the Brazilian in his Shakhtar Donetsk v City press conference.

Ferna would make any manager the happiest or luckiest in the world,” the manager declared.

“Everything is respected – he shows respect. He is open to improvement and he keeps everything.

“He is a joy to have as a player – he is very special. He will always be a special player for me to work alongside.”

Guardiola also shared a squad update and his thoughts on the crucial Champions League clash.

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