Pep Guardiola says he has a good relationship with Sergio Aguero and has praised his fine form in the 2-0 win over Sunderland.
There have been talks of a frosty relationship between Aguero and Guardiola and it got worse since Gabriel Jesus took his spot since his arrival from Palmeiras.
However, he has returned to the lineup and has scored five goals in three appearances in all competitions.
Guardiola told Sky Sports: “I am, and I was from the beginning [of the season], very pleased with the performances of Sergio.
“I know when a huge player doesn’t always play there is always a debate, like ‘why, why, why?’
“But we have an exceptional relationship; we are honest with each other and I said to him when Gabriel came that in that time he was good and I wanted to give him continuity, but in the future they will both need to play and be fully fit.
“[Aguero’s] goals are so important for us. The last game against Huddersfield he played awesome, scored two goals and [on Sunday] he scored another.
“He helped us a lot in our game and our build up, so again he was brilliant. Really brilliant.”