Jack Grealish reacted strongly to Pep Guardiola’s decision to sit him once more for the team’s Monday night trip to Brentford.
In order to close the gap between themselves and Liverpool to two points, Manchester City will be seeking to continue their winning streak in Premier League activity, which began with their FIFA Club World Cup victory.
Even though the west London team defeated Manchester City twice in the previous season—once at the Etihad Stadium and once at the Gtech Community Stadium—Pep Guardiola’s team might top the Premier League standings with victories over Brentford and Everton in the upcoming week.
On Monday night, the Sky Blues, led by striking duo Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland, will have a chance to extend their current unbeaten run to 12 games. This will be their first start since August.
De Bruyne will be making just his third Premier League start of the year, while Haaland will be making his first start since an early December 1-0 loss to Aston Villa.
Guardiola, 53, made several changes to the team that defeated Burnley 3-1 on Wednesday night, starting Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez, and Bernardo Silva.
However, forward Jack Grealish is allegedly not happy about being benched for the fourth straight game, which has led to anger inside the first-team squad over the Manchester City manager’s lineup decision.
Jack Grealish was “not happy” to be placed on the substitutes bench for Monday night’s trip to West London to play Brentford, according to MCFCTone on X, and he departed the club’s training session early.
In the FA Cup third round victory over Huddersfield Town in early January, the 28-year-old Englishman has not started for Manchester City. However, he did come on as a substitute in last week’s victory over Burnley, led by Vincent Kompany.
This season, Jack Grealish has made 18 starts for Manchester City, but he has also been used as a substitute five times.