Trophyless Guardiola seeks Champions League spot
still appears to be in doubt is Sergio Aguero, whose chances appear likely to be limited whenever Gabriel Jesus is fit.
Guardiola has suggested the only way the two can play together is with Aguero in the central striking role and Jesus out wide, which was how they lined up against West Brom.
An attempt to play them together as strikers at Middlesbrough last month failed, but Guardiola is willing to use both when he can accommodate them.
“The way we played against Middlesbrough was completely different to the way we played against West Brom,” said Guardiola. “Jesus was not an out-andout winger, he was a little bit more inside, but just a little bit. Against Middlesbrough we played with two strikers.
“Gabriel in Brazil, when he was young, he always played down the sides. I said from the beginning that both can play together.”
Walter Mazzarri, the Watford manager, will take charge of the club for a final time after being told by the club’s board this week he would be leaving the club this summer.
The future of the Italian, who was one year into a three-year contract, had been subject to