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Has Man City's Twitter account revealed Sergio Aguero's Manchester derby replacement?

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Will Kelechi Iheanacho start in place of Aguero tomorrow?
Will Kelechi Iheanacho start in place of Aguero tomorrow?

The Argentine striker is banned for what is one of the most anticipated Manchester derbies in recent memory.

After a retrospective three-match ban handed down by the FA for an elbow on West Ham's Winston Reid, Aguero will take no part in the Manchester derby.

The striker will also miss Manchester City's home clash with Bournemouth on Saturday week, as well as the club's EFL cup tie away to Swansea.

This gives Pep Guardiola a huge decision to make ahead of his maiden derby as he looks to outwit Jose Mourinho on the Premier League stage.

Young striker Kelechi Iheanacho is the striker in line to replace Aguero after Wilfried Bony signed a loan deal with Stoke City.

However, with just five minutes of league action under his belt so far, the Nigeria forward faces a battle to earn a starting spot with Guardiola the most well-known user of the 'false nine', which could see Nolito or Raheem Sterling positioned at the front of City's attack. Leroy Sane's return to fitness gives the Spaniard another option on the wings, presenting a further challenge for Kelechi.

The club's Twitter account may have given away Guardiola's choice as Aguero's replacement with a 'friday feeling' post featuring Iheanacho this morning:

Or perhaps, much like Manchester United fans, City supporters are desperate to see their teenage talent make a claim for a starting berth on the biggest of stages.

Iheanacho certainly did himself no harm in his battle to start with his wondergoal for his country in a World Cup qualifier last weekend: