Pep Guardiola debating throwing Claudio Bravo into the Manchester derby

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It's fair to say things have been running pretty smoothly for Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

The new man in the Etihad hot seat has secured maximum points from the Sky Blues' first three games of the season and, unsurprisingly, he was given crazy money to spend in the transfer window.

One of his more notable buys was Claudio Bravo, not least because the former Barcelona goalkeeper was brought in to oust Joe Hart.


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As predicted, his arrival saw the England stopper leave the Premier League and head to Torino, but this has now presented Guardiola with a major problem.

With the Manchester derby a matter of days away, Bravo could be thrown into action just 48 hours after his first training session with the club.

That leaves his manager with a big decision to make. Should he throw the Chilean into the hellfires of a Manchester derby so soon into his City career, or should he continue to persevere with the slightly less appealing option of Willy Caballero?

Although the £17million new boy arrived a fortnight ago, the international break has prevented him from undergoing a single training session, reports the Daily Mail.

And while he will be familiar with Guardiola's methods having worked with him at the Nou Camp, it might be a little too much to ask to expect him to start life in Manchester with a quiet afternoon against Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Even if Ibra's clearly hoping to see Bravo between the sticks on Saturday, as per his cheeky Instagram post above, Guardiola needs to do what's best for his side's chances against a rejuvenated Manchester United side.

Should Claudio Bravo start against Manchester United? Who else should Guardiola pick? Let us know in the comments. 

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