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Manchester City News, Transfer Rumors (October 21, 2016): Pep Guardiola criticism grows, Lionel Messi on the radar?

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Is Guardiola ripping out Man City's spine of Aguero, Kompany, Toure and Hart? - Manchester Evening News
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has exiled or dropped the men who led the Blues to two titles in three years.

Former Man City striker Jo opens up about his alcohol problems while at the Etihad Stadium - Manchester Evening News
Former Manchester City striker Jo has admitted he faced serious battles with alcohol while playing in England. The Brazilian made the move to Manchester in 2008 but struggled to establish himself in the first team, scoring just one league goal in four before being loaned to Everton.

Man City goalkeeper Caballero reacts to Bravo Barcelona blunder - Manchester Evening News
Caballero, City's second-choice goalkeeper who came off the bench during the game at the Nou Camp, says he could easily have found himself in a similar situation because of the demands placed on goalkeepers by manager Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City arrive home after Nou Camp humbling at the hands of Lionel Messi and Barcelona - Mirror Online
Manchester City have touched down back in England after their Champions League thumping by Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben explains the difference between Pep Guardiola and Carlo Ancelotti - Mirror Online
Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola are two of European football's most successful managers, but Arjen Robben has revealed the pair are opposites in their approach to the game.

Pep Guardiola explains decision to drop Sergio Aguero for Man City's defeat against Barcelona - Mirror Online
Pep Guardiola has insisted it was not a mistake to leave Sergio Aguero on the bench against Barcelona - despite his side's 4-0 defeat.

Manchester City would 'open the door wide' if Lionel Messi leaves Barcelona | Daily Mail Online
Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano says the club would ‘open the doors wide’ for Lionel Messi if he leaves Barcelona before the end of his career.

Was Pep Guardiola right to get rid of Joe Hart and replace him with Claudio Bravo?
Pep Guardiola’s decision to so brutally dispose of Joe Hart and replace him with Claudio Bravo as Manchester City’s number one back in August raised quite a few eyebrows. Why, many wondered, was Hart being cast aside, having been such a reliable player at City for such a long time, not even considered worthy of remaining as second choice ahead of Willy Caballero?