Mancini criticises Aguero call-up

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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini claims it is "ridiculous" that injured striker Sergio Aguero has been called up for international duty.

City expect the striker to be out until mid-September after suffering a knee injury in last week's opening Barclays Premier League win over Southampton.

But that has not stopped Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella naming the 24-year-old in his squad for World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Peru on September 7 and 11 respectively.

Mancini said: "It is impossible because Sergio needs a minimum of two weeks without training. After two weeks he can start again.

"If in one week if he could be ready to play it is different, but I think he needs another two weeks. He can go and fly back quickly. These are the rules and we need to respect them - they are ridiculous rules."

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