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Manchester City News, Links, Transfer Rumors (September 18, 2016): Bournemouth reaction, Guardiola talks Messi vs De Bruyne

A wrap-up of the latest Manchester City news

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Klopp's emotional and Guardiola a genius says Man City midfielder Gundogan - Manchester Evening News
Ilkay Gundogan claims Manchester City have secured a ‘genius’ in Pep Guardiola. Comparing the Catalan with his former manager Jurgen Klopp the German midfielder describes Guardiola as “probably best in the world.”

Manchester City v Bournemouth Kelechi Iheanacho reaction |
Kelechi Iheanacho believes City’s 4-0 win against AFC Bournemouth was the product of a great team performance from Pep Guardiola’s side.

Manchester City v Bournemouth Premier League match report |
Irresistible City continued their 100% start to the season by crushing the Cherries, with Kevin De Bruyne, Kelechi Iheanacho, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogan on target, although Nolito was sent off late on.

Guardiola: Squad recovered well after busy week |
Pep Guardiola has praised his side’s spirit after they beat Bournemouth 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium, only three days after thumping Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League.

De Bruyne vs Messi debate - Guardiola's verdict - Manchester Evening News
City’s manager has worked with some of the finest players of the modern era at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. He managed Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta at the Nou Camp, before taking over a Bayern team that included Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller. So it is a remarkable claim to say De Bruyne is comparable with all but one of that illustrious group.

Guardiola beat Man United but claims Bournemouth are the best team City have faced - Manchester Evening News
Pep Guardiola claims Bournemouth are the best team Manchester City have faced this season - just days after beating Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. Premier League leaders City swept aside Eddie Howe’s team to make it eight straight wins this season.