Manchester Metropolis supervisor, Pep Guardiola, has defended striker, Sergio Aguero, for grabbing a feminine assistant referee, Sian Massey-Ellis’s neck throughout his facet’s 1-0 win in opposition to Arsenal within the Premier League on Saturday.
The incident happened simply earlier than half-time on the Etihad Stadium.
Aguero, who performed 65 minutes of the sport, was making his first look of the season for Guardiola’s males in opposition to Arsenal after being sidelined for 4 months with a knee harm.
The Argentine attacker disputed Massey-Ellis’ resolution after Arsenal had been awarded a throw-in as an alternative of Man Metropolis.
The 32-year-old then positioned a hand on Massey-Ellis’s neck, which she pushed away.
Reacting to the event at his post-match press convention, Guardiola insisted that Aguero was the nicest individual he has ever met in his life.
Guardiola mentioned: “Hey come on, guys. Come on, guys. Sergio is the nicest individual I ever met in my life.
“We are able to take a look at the issues in different conditions however not on this one. Come on.”
Guardiola added: “We’re extremely completely satisfied he’s again, for him, for all of us. It was 4 months, nonetheless, he’s away from his situation, however he received 55, 60 minutes, that’s good, and Wednesday we’ve got one other recreation.
“So yeah it’s essential to have him. We’d like his targets, his efficiency, and it’s good he’s again.”