Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has made it clear that Sergio Aguero will have to earn his place in his team.
Though Aguero has become a legendary figure at the Etihad since he joined in 2011, Guardiola will not bring the striker back into the team purely based on past glories.
Indeed, with a winning run now stretching to a stunning 20 games, Guardiola can afford to be picky.
When asked if Aguero will need to be back at his best to play for City, Guardiola replied: “He knows it. He knows it from day one, the guys who play deserve to play.
“From day one all my message is: ‘What we did two hours ago is over.’
“It’s not just for Sergio – it’s for everyone. I try to make fair decisions. Fair for one player is unfair for another one.”