‘Family issues are important’ – Pep Guardiola excuse Rodri from squad

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that Rodri’s bereavement and the illness of Bernardo Silva, Kalvin Phillips, Matheus Nunes and Scott Carson will affect options for Huddersfield clash.

Rodri lost his grandma while Silva, Philips, Nunes and Carson are reportedly ill.

“Four players are out” he said. “Rodri unfortunately his grandma passed away yesterday. He will not be here.

“Family issues are most important. Hopefully he will be back soon. Family is most important.

“Bernardo, Scotty, Kalvin and Matheus Nunes, they are suffering.”

On John Stones, Pep said: “He’s not training with us.

“He’s getting better but not training with us. I don’t know [when he’s back]”