Manchester City brilliant Sergio Aguero has accepted to dying his beard afore the derby adjoin Manchester United because of a bet with a ancestors member.
The 30-year-old striker abashed assemblage back he emerged from the Etihad Stadium adit on derby day with his accepted aphotic amber beard coloured in a arresting argent style.
However the change in concrete actualization did not affect Aguero’s able almanac adjoin the Red Devils as he denticulate the additional ambition in a adequate 3-1 win – an effort that equalled Wayne Rooney’s almanac of eight strikes in the fixture.
Aguero appear a taunt from his brother collection him to accomplish the beard change, while additionally badinage he pulled the new attending off bigger than above Italian striker Fabrizio Ravanelli, who played Premier League football for Middlesbrough and Derby County.
“[My brother] challenged me, ‘don’t you cartel do it afore the bold adjoin United’, and I did it. My son brand it and is happy,” Aguero told Sky Sports.
“I’m bigger than [Fabrizio] Ravanelli! Added beautiful, no? I like it.”
Aguero’s eight Premier League goals accept him arch the chase for the aureate cossack – one bang advanced of Chelsea star Eden Hazard and Gunners antagonist Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Among the league’s top 15 scorers, Aguero’s almanac of a ambition every 111 account is alone bettered by Manchester United’s Anthony Martial (106 minutes).
The Argentinian antagonist believes his top anatomy this attack is affiliated to the post-season knee anaplasty he had above-mentioned to the World Cup.
“I had some discomfort, and again at the end of aftermost division I absitively to go for anaplasty afore the World Cup,” he said.
“Since then, I feel great, I don’t feel affliction at all, and that’s apparently why I’m adequate it added and activity fitter.”
Manchester City resume their adventure for back-to-back Premier League titles with a bout at West Ham on Saturday – acquisitive to extend the two-point advance they hold over Liverpool in the championship race.