Manchester City legend Shaun Goater has praised Sergio Aguero following the Argentine's sensational showing during the club's 4-1 rout of rivals Manchester United on Sunday.

25-year-old Aguero, who arrived at the Etihad Stadium from La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid in July 2011, was a blur of speed and inventive movement as he notched a brace to secure a morale-boosting derby win for Manuel Pellegrini's men.

Such an impressive performance has led to a plethora of deserved praise being lavished upon Aguero, who has won 46 senior caps for his country.

Former Bermuda striker Goater, who became a fans favourite at City's old Maine Road ground during a five-year stint with the club between 1998-2003, is the latest to add to the chorus of compliments for Aguero. 

Speaking to talkSPORT, the 43-year-old said: “Aguero would be in my team every week. He’s got that star quality with his change of pace, agility and his eye for goal. You don’t see him off form too often."

As well as praising the frontman's individual ability, Goater also hailed Aguero's record of performing in the biggest games for City.

“He makes such a difference in the big games. He’s always leaving a mark and he’s done it again [against Manchester United]," he added.

Following their win over David Moyes' side, City return to action with a Capital One clash against Wigan Athletic - the team who triumphed over the Citizens to secure a shock FA Cup success - on Tuesday evening.

Their next Premier League fixtures sees them travel to face Paul Lambert's Aston Villa next Saturday afternoon.

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