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Guardiola singles out Player as key threat ahead of Manchester derby

Pep Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has highlighted Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes as a key player to watch ahead of Sunday’s derby clash.

Guardiola emphasized the need for his players to contain the United captain, acknowledging Fernandes’ ability to “always create something.”

Despite concerns over his fitness, Fernandes played the full 90 minutes in United’s recent FA Cup match, contributing an assist for Casemiro’s decisive goal.

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While United has struggled in recent encounters against City, Guardiola remains cautious of the threat posed by Fernandes.

“He is an exceptional player,” Guardiola said.

“Especially the consistency to play in every single game and every single competition.

“I admire him a lot for that. He is a guy who when he has the ball, something is going to happen. In set pieces, in connections with players up front with [Alejandro] Garnacho, with Rashford, all the strikers they have up there.

“What can I say, he is a important player.”

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