By James Agberebi:
Nigeria youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho, has said that he can replace suspended Sergio Aguero in Saturday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford,Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Aguero was hit with a three-game suspension for an attempted elbow on West Ham defender Winston Reid and will miss City's trip to United this weekend.
Iheanacho, 19, says Aguero's absence leaves a big hole in the side – but insists he can fill the void if Pep Guardiola selects him.
"Sergio's suspension is a big loss but we have a lot of big players to turn to," Iheanacho told The Sun.
"If I get picked I'm going to do my job.
“Games like this mean a lot and it doesn't come bigger than a derby."
The former Golden Eaglets star also stated that Manchester City will be successful under Guardiola.
"He's a winner and I believe he will bring success to the club," he said.
"His arrival has changed the mentality of everyone because you are starting from scratch.
"It's been very good for me. He's one of the best managers in the world and I am learning a lot from him."
Iheabacho scored the only goal in Super Eagles hard-fought 1-0 win against Tanzania in last Saturday's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN