Burton Albion respond after upcoming opponents Man City thrash Rotherham 7-0

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While that looked ominous for League One Burton, who are at the Etihad on Tuesday for the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final, the Brewers showed they could see the amusing side in a post that appeared on their official Twitter account on Monday.

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden celebrates scoring their second goal during the FA Cup third round win over Rotherham. 'We are considering it - I would like it, ' Guardiola said. "What we have to do if we believe they have a chance [to make it] is do everyting, train with us and trust us and then they, their families, their agents decide what is best for the player and that's all".

Pep Guardiola feels a "second league" would help young players to break into Premier League teams after Brahim Diaz left the club for Real Madrid.

The Belgium global has been with the Club since 2008 and has made 348 appearances to date and is City's most successful captain of all time.

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Asked if he was disappointed to lose Diaz, Guardiola said: "No".

It is the sort of match Brahim Diaz would have started but - having rejected a new deal from City - the 19-year-old signed for Real Madrid this week in a deal which could be worth up to £22million.

Gillingham were left fuming at a disallowed goal against Southend, when Connor Ogilvie appeared to have scored, only for the officials to wave play on as they felt the ball hadn't crossed the line. We have games every three or four days. "If you want to stay it's because you want to stay".

"And after they come back and at the end it is not about being generous or more kind, they have to show on the grass, on the pitch". I never speak with the groundsman.

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"The only one who chose to stay is Phil [Foden]".

Guardiola, meanwhile has confirmed Benjamin Mendy has returned to training following a knee injury that has sidelined him since mid-November and he could be back in action within two weeks. "I never made a phone call to say 'do this to damager our opponents".

"When this happens, you do the best for opponents".

"We wish him all the best because he's a nice guy but on the other side, again congratulations to the academy and for the club to work so well".

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