City face Bournemouth this afternoon in what promises to be a Bank Holiday weekend cracker.
Most of the talk in the media this morning is about the game, but there's also some kind words for David Silva ahead of what could be his 400th City appearance.
So, without further ado, here's today's Media Watch...
Omisport writes: “Silva has added three more Premier League titles to his City legacy since pipping Manchester United in dramatic circumstances seven years ago.
“Trophies aside, a man described by Guardiola as a "European great" will be remembered at City as much for his artistry on the ball and his ability to help get the best out of his team-mates.
“Nobody has come close to rivalling the number of Premier League assists (83) Silva has laid on since the start of the 2010-11 season, nor the level of chances created (745).
“Those figures continue to swell and so too will the diminutive Spaniard's enormous imprint on English football over the course of his farewell lap.”
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Former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker Michael Owen writes: “The controversy surrounding VAR and City’s disallowed “winner” against Spurs on Saturday took some of the gloss off what was a cracking game with the champions having 30 shots on the Spurs goal.
“City put five past West Ham at the London Stadium on the opening weekend of the season and they are likely to still be smarting after dropping two points to Spurs when they take the field at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday. It could be a long afternoon for the Cherries despite their own unbeaten start to the campaign.”
Manchester Evening News: How Manchester City should line up against Bournemouth
Simon Bajkowski writes: “How attacking Guardiola thinks Bournemouth will be probably weighs up his team selection. If they are to sit back as they did last season, then for instance Fernandinho as a centre-back to push forward on the ball makes sense but Nicolas Otamendi is invaluable if more defending is required.
“The threat Bournemouth carry means the manager probably has to show some restraint and that could well mean Fernandinho over Rodri despite the new signing's fine start to life at the Etihad.
“Bernardo just edges out Riyad Mahrez and David Silva is better than anyone else at ghosting between the lines. The big call up front is Gabriel Jesus or Sergio Aguero and for me there is no question as to who is looking sharper.”
Duncan Robinson writes: “Benjamin Mendy is back in training but unlikely to challenge Oleksandr Zinchenko at left-back, despite the Ukrainian complaining of cramp last weekend.
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"Kyle Walker still looks like the number one choice at right-back although Guardiola is sure to give new boy Joao Cancelo a chance sooner rater than later.
“Aymeric Laporte is a certainty at centre-back and the Frenchman should be joined by Nicolas Otamendi with John Stones struggling after a muscle issue.”
From the Players
Thank you so much for all your messages and get well wishes! 🙏🏾 It has been some tough couple of days, but surgery went to plan 🙏🏾 I'm positive and ready for my recovery! 💪🏾 #LS19 #inSané pic.twitter.com/oX6yJ8OPVT— Leroy Sané (@LeroySane19) August 24, 2019
Ready to go again tomorrow down on the south coast! pic.twitter.com/0W7k64UjB0— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) August 24, 2019
That's all for this morning's Media Watch - but stay with us throughout the day as we bring you all the coverage from Bournemouth.