Pep Guardiola has made another huge call by leaving Yaya Toure out of his Manchester City squad for the Champions League game with Steaua Bucharest.
The Ivorian midfielder, not included in the 18 to face Sunderland at the weekend, did not make the 21-man squad to travel to Romania.
Having dropped No.1 goalkeeper Joe Hart for his first Premier League game, Guardiola suggested he was open to change for Tuesday’s encounter.
“Of course he can play, he said. “All the players in the squad can play.
“Normally I have a good staff. When we have a game I just focus on this game. I never see one game from the next. I was Sunderland, Sunderland, Sunderland, what we had to do. From now on tomorrow morning I am going to decide what is the best for the team.”
Toure’s omission from the squad will leave Guardiola facing more questions about the player’s future. Jason Denayer, Eliaquim Mangala, Samir Nasri and Wilfried Bony have also been left out of the squad.
Nicolas Otamendi has been deemed fit enough to travel, while youngsters Angus Gunn, Angelino and Tosin Adarabioyo also made the cut.
CITY SQUAD: Hart, Caballero, Gunn, Sagna, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Stones, Adarabioyo, Kolarov, Clichy, Angelino, Fernando, Fernandinho, Delph, Nolito, Silva, Navas, De Bruyne, Sterling, Iheanacho, Aguero