Pep Guardiola could barely get out the words as he bid a very emotional farewell to Sergio Aguero following City’s final match of the Premier League season – which have got some Manchester City fans talking.
It has been confirmed that Aguero will be leaving the club that he has been with since 2011 after their Champions League final next weekend, with rumours linking him to a stint in Barcelona.
Aguero made history of his own on Sunday, becoming the top goal scorer for a single club in the Premier League, scoring his 260th goal against Everton.
While the celebrations were big for the new Premier League champions, City manager Guardiola was emotional for an entirely different reason, speaking to Sky Sports.
He expressed just how much the Argentine international meant to him and the club, fighting back the tears, and struggling to get his words across.
“We love him so much,” Guardiola said. “He is a special person for all of us. He is so nice, so nice. He helped me a lot; we cannot replace him. We cannot!
“There are many players that describe you heart, like David Silva, and helped us to make this club what it is. We have his legacy and he showed his quality in 20 minutes.”
Plenty of Sky Blues took to the social media to express their thoughts and opinions.
Best manager of all time— Anthony Vinciguerra (@Antvin2) May 23, 2021
Never seen pep getting so emotional😭💙💙— ranjithbest (@ranjithbest2497) May 23, 2021
Never seen Pep like this have we🥺— Aman Bafna (@Mendistic) May 23, 2021
god man he’s got me in tears too— Ben 🍋🇧🇼 (@benmcfc03) May 23, 2021
O. M. G. Pep loves this club through and through. Don’t be surprised to see him retire at city in 2034 😭😭😭— Habeel Lodhi (@imrankrickter) May 23, 2021
And people say he hates him have son shame!— Thunder⚡🥶 (@poli_thundermc) May 23, 2021
Quite obvious Sergio wanted to stay and looks like pep does too but clearly the club want a new long term striker, storybook ending as he played his last epl game and got 2 goals from the bench the same as he did on debut vs Swansea— mark poole (@markcity4eva) May 23, 2021