Having coached Lionel Messi as the Barcelona superstar and Cristiano Ronaldo began their domination of the Ballon d'Or a decade ago, Guardiola was unequivocal when asked whether his 26-year-old midfielder was at a level to be considered for the prestigious individual prize.
Shortly after De Bruyne produced another masterclass in the centre, teammate Benjamin Mendy reacted with an epic post on Twitter.
"No doubt. He is not (just doing it in) one game".
"But right now Kevin only wishes to keep playing for City, which make him happy on every level".
"Every generation is blessed with one midfield genius, and De Bruyne is one of the main reasons City already have one hand on the Premier League title. The way he played, it's hard to find [a better] one in Europe".
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Champions-elect Man City looked strangely out of sorts during the first 45 minutes of their English Premier League clash with Leicester at the Etihad, reported Reuters, but the Foxes were no match for their hosts once Aguero found his groove. "Without getting to the latter stages, you will not be nominated".
There were also three assists for Kevin De Bruyne, who was a big topic of conversation for our pundits as they praised his contribution to the game.
Salah is second behind Kane regarding this season's Premier League goals, with his tally lifting him above Manchester City jewel Aguero, and other stars such as Romelu Lukaku, Jamie Vardy, Alvaro Morata and Wayne Rooney.
That's all for today's media round-up, but we will be back tomorrow with more headlines from the back pages before our return to Champions League action!
"We scored six goals last season in the last 16 and we were out because we conceded six".
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"The Champions League is (about) how you control the bad moments and the emotions".
"The goals are very important because they help the team to win", Aguero said.
De Bruyne has been in sparkling form since the beginning of the season, and boasts a league high 14 assists.
"To be fair, when I am busy playing football I don't care. At the end, if you get an individual honour it is attractive", he added.
"It is not easy because they had five guys at the back, four in front - there are nearly no spaces".
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