There’s praise for both City and Pep Guardiola as we delve into Tuesday morning’s headlines.

Atalanta arrive at the Etihad Stadium this evening for our third Champions League group stage game, with the Italian’s boss, Gian Piero Gasperini, revealing a past encounter with Guardiola which he is particularly grateful for.

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Elsewhere, Ajax defender Edson Alvaraz has expressed his admiration for City’s style of play and earmarked us as a team he feels he would enjoy playing in.

From the players

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Edson Alvarez: “I love the attacking football that Manchester City plays, that is similar to that of Ajax. Playing football there once could be the next step, but first I want a lot of great things at Ajax.”

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From the managers

Sky Sports: Pep Guardiola's gesture praised by Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini

Gasperini: "He made a really nice gesture towards me and I can't forget that. This makes this occasion even more poignant.

"When I was sacked by Inter he called me and invited me to go to Barcelona to see them. It was a very nice gesture from a human point of view at a very difficult moment for me."