Shaun Goater fancies Gabriel Jesus to match Sergio Aguero’s exploits this term
Manchester City legend Shaun Goater believes Gabriel Jesus has the quality to match the exploits of Sergio Aguero this season. The Brazil international has often played as the back-up striker behind Aguero and that has remained the change during the current campaign with the Argentine once more favoured for a starting role in the Premier League.
The Citizens have made a decent start to the season by their standards, considering they have accumulated just 10 points from the opening five league games. They are already five points behind Liverpool at the top of the table and surely can’t afford anymore setbacks for the next few months at the least.
However, that is easier said than done, given manager Pep Guardiola has to deal with a weakened defence. Both Aymeric Laporte and John Stones are on the sidelines and this has left the manager with just one senior central defender in Nicolas Otamendi. Fernandinho was recently the makeshift centre-back during the 3-0 Champions League triumph over Shakhtar Donetsk on the road. Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez were the scorers.