Guardiola: De Bruyne is one of the best players I've ever seen

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Toure was left out by Guardiola at the start of last season, a decision which sparked a row with his outspoken agent Dimitri Seluk. Hopefully he'll play soon but it depends on him'. I don't doubt that things will turn around.

De Bruyne has been hugely impressive in the early stages of this season and continued to thrive tonight as he provided an assist for John Stones' second goal and retained possession extremely well, completing 91 per cent of the passes that he attempted.

"But the decision why he hasn't played this season and is not in the squad - he knows the reason why".

Guardiola, meanwhile, confirmed that Ederson has travelled to Holland and could line-up against Feyenoord despite having stitches in his face following his clash with Liverpool's Sadio Mane last weekend.

Defensively, in the duels, he has to win those situations, especially in the Premier League which is so demanding.

"Kevin is one of the best players I have ever seen in my life", Guardiola said, "in terms of how he can make absolutely everything, everything".

Starsport understands Guardiola has genuine concerns that Toure's legs have gone and that he isn't mobile enough to perform at the highest level.

Ederson resumed training with his team-mates wearing protective headwear due to facial scarring from the incident and was part of City's travelling party on Tuesday.

"He's a top, top quality player". 'The titles and the way they play, the self-confidence, shows that.

Guardiola refused to pick him until he apologised, but recalled him to the squad before Christmas when the former Barcelona ace backed down. We are just in September, you have to win the respect of your opponents. We are so proud and so happy he's with us.

He is out of contract at the end of the summer and with each passing season, it's going to get harder for him to earn a new deal.

"He's got on with it and put a scrum cap on and been in training".