Manchester - Pep Guardiola is standing by his decision not
to pick Yaya Toure due to comments by the midfielder's agent, the Manchester
City manager said on Tuesday.
Guardiola has frozen Toure out of the first-team picture
after the Ivorian's agent, Dimitri Seluk, said his client had been
"humiliated" when he was left out of City's Champions League squad.
City visit Manchester United in the League Cup fourth round
on Wednesday, giving Guardiola a chance to rotate his squad, but he said that
until Seluk apologises, Toure will remain on the sidelines.
Also read: Yaya Toure omitted from City Champions League squad
"You know the situation from Yaya," Guardiola told
reporters at his pre-match press conference.
"I would like to come with Yaya, believe me, but you
know the situation."
Guardiola is seeking to end a run of five matches without
victory -- the joint-longest such sequence of his glittering managerial career.
Toure, 33, has been at City since joining from Barcelona in
2010 and has won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup
during that time.For
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