Pep Guardiola has spoken glowingly about the qualities of Stefan Ortega Moreno as the goalkeeper gets set to face Newcastle United in the FA Cup quarter-final this weekend.

Ortega Moreno has been our domestic cup keeper so far this season but his start is even more assured on Saturday for the 17:30 (UK) Etihad encounter, with Ederson injured.

Our No.31 came off at Anfield in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool this past weekend, meaning a spell on the sidelines for the Brazilian and a more pivotal role for the German.

Guardiola has big belief in the 31-year-old, who joined City in the summer of 2022 from Arminia Bielefeld.


“He’s proven himself since he arrived with incredible quality performances,” said Pep.

“We’re delighted with all three keepers at the moment but when he’s had to play he’s performed unbelievable.

“Eddie is getting better. Hopefully he’ll be ready after the international break.”

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