Aguero: I won’t leave City

“None of the stories about Real Madrid have come from me and the City fans can rest assured I am happy here. First and foremost, the major aim is to win the league title this season. Then I want to stay here for a long time after that.”

“I’m very, very happy here. From the moment I arrived, everyone has treated me really well. It’s down to me to repay that kindness and good feeling I’ve had from everyone with some performances out on the field.”

“It would be lovely to score 30 — but the most important thing is the team getting the right results at the end of the day. The main thing about scoring is not setting targets for yourself but scoring the goals that win points for the team.”

On Tevez: “He was really keen to play, he was bursting to get out there on the field. We all know he’s an important player for us, a key player. With the nine games remaining in the season, I think he can bring a lot to the side. If and when selected, I think it’s an important time for him to come back. He’s got five years’ experience of playing in the Premier League. We have a lot of good players here and he is one other player. But he will be very, very important to us because he’s one in a long list of top-quality players at this club. He will bring a lot to the party for what remains of the season. Through what happened and the situation that came about, I’ve not had much chance to play with Carlos.”

“But what we have done between the three of us — myself, Mario and Edin — is to give a good account of ourselves in terms of goalscoring. We’ve done fairly well but it would be nice to have Carlos on board to add goals to the threesome. But it’s down to the manager and hopefully he continues to pick me.”

On comeback agains’t Chelsea: “That’s what it’s all about in a title race, not giving up. We are fighting for the title, we have confidence. We’re the sort of team who know if we go behind we can come back and win the game.”

“The key is we are in a position now where we can’t afford to drop any points. Manchester United are quite experienced in these title chases but we have to focus on ourselves.”

“We have dropped a few points here and there along the way but that’s in the past. We are playing well and we must carry on in that vein and concentrate on not letting more points go — that’s the key to it.”