Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been charged with violent conduct by the FA.
Aguero has until 6pm on Wednesday to respond to the charge and faces a minimum three-game suspension for violent conduct. That will rule him out of the Manchester derby at Old Trafford in two weeks time.
As far as Man City players go, Aguero is the one which all Manchester United fans would identify as the most dangerous in their squad so his absence will be considered a real boost.
I already went on record explaining my reasons as to why I didn’t want Aguero banned for the derby but I will not shed a tear for his absence and it’s certainly a good thing he won’t be playing in terms of how threatening City will be.
It’s good to see some consistency from the FA given that both Bastian Schweinsteiger and Marouane Fellaini were served suspensions last season for violent conduct and neither of those situations were as bad as Aguero’s.
Without him, City do still have plenty of threat in front of goal but without doubt they are a weakened team now that Aguero won’t play.