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Fernandinho stepped seamlessly into Manchester City's backline in midweek to ease Pep Guardiola's defensive woes but the Premier League champions know their stretched resources will be tested by a physical Watford side on Saturday.
Fernandinho hopes to continue improving in his new defensive role for an injury-hit Manchester City.
Kyle Walker could be used as a centre-back by Manchester City if Aymeric Laporte is out for a prolonged period, says Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City became the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League on Sunday as a 4-1 victory at Brighton capped a remarkable 14-game winning run which saw them edge out Liverpool in a thrilling title race.
Kevin De Bruyne will not be involved against Burnley on Sunday, but Manchester City could yet have Fernandinho available.
Fernandinho says Manchester City's desire to fight "like animals" is fuelling their Premier League title charge as they strive to hold off Liverpool.
Manchester City sit above Liverpool with three games to go and Fernandinho puts that down to the fighting spirit shown by his team-mates.
Fernandinho could not finish the match against United. The footballer left with pains in the knee. Guardiola and the rest of the team fear that he will not be able to play in the three remaining matches until the end of the season.
Sergio Aguero missed from the penalty spot against Tottenham on Tuesday, but Fernandinho has faith in Manchester City's all-time top scorer.
Influential duo Fernandinho and Aymeric Laporte will not be able to assist Manchester City's Premier League title bid until next month.
Manchester City bagged the first silverware of the season by winning the League Cup final against Chelsea but manager Pep Guardiola will be cautious about the midweek league encounter with his predecessor Manuel Pellegrini.