Pep Guardiola hailed Vincent Kompany and David Silva for persuading Sergio Aguero to sign a new contract.
Aguero, 30, agreed a fresh deal at Manchester City to keep him at the club until 2021.
But Guardiola refused to accept the credit for the new contract.
Instead, he explained the two club legends Kompany and Silva were to thank.
Guardiola said: “I didn’t convince him, he decided himself.
“Thanks for the trust in us, like Vincent and David.
“They decided because they show it every day in training.
“There is a commitment to our club. I’m so happy they extend their contracts and stay in the club.”
Kompany, Silva and Aguero are the only three players in the squad that won the Premier League in 2011-12 and are still at Manchester City.
And of course they all played major roles in Guardiola’s team last season as they romped to a record-breaking title.
But although the Spanish boss was feeling positive about Aguero’s commitment until he is 33, he was less optimistic about the return of Benjamin Mendy.
Mendy missed the matches against Fulham and Lyon and the manager admitted he “doesn’t know how long” the left-back will be out for.
He will, however, definitely miss the champions’ trip to Cardiff this weekend.
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