The Manchester City forward returned to action to make only his fifth appearance of the season in the 3-0 win over Marseille, playing the final 25 minutes and scoring shortly after arriving.
The City manager was happy with the striker’s appearance when he arrived and is happy to get him back in shape, but is more interested in the player’s physical reaction on Thursday after his efforts on Wednesday.
“His instinct to score goals will always be there,” Guardiola said. “The important thing is that he did three or four good training sessions and the reaction after training was good. He played 25 minutes and scored a goal and was active. Step by step. after this effort. ”
When asked if Aguero had a chance to start the game with Manchester United on Saturday at tea time, the manager simply replied: ‘No’.
Gabriel Jesus watched the Champions League win against Marseille from the bench, an unused replacement as the Blues ended their group stage campaign with a comfortable victory over their French opponents.
Raheem Sterling came off the bench to score a late goal while Ferran Torres pocketed the opener to continue his fine scoring record in the competition. Guardiola insisted he had not decided who will play United on Saturday, with preparations for the game intensifying ahead of the Champions League game on the sidelines.