Roy Keane has questioned Sergio Aguero’s fitness and says he was ‘really worried’ about the player’s weight upon his return to the Manchester City side earlier this season.
Aguero is currently on the sidelines with a hamstring injury sustained in the draw at West Ham last month, the forward picking up the problem on just his third appearance since returning from a knee injury that saw him miss the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
The 32-year-old is now nearing a first-team return but missed City’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday, with replacement Gabriel Jesus scoring in the clash with the champions at the Etihad, the Brazilian cancelling out Mohamed Salah’s opener from the penalty spot.
Keane, however, has questioned whether the Argentine should be introduced back into the side following his disappointing displays earlier this season, criticising Aguero’s condition and admitting the star looked ‘really heavy’ upon his previous return from injury.
“My issue with Aguero when he came back was he looked overweight,” Keane said on Sky Sports.
“God knows what size shorts he was wearing but he looked really heavy.
“Sometimes you can be out injured, come back and hit the ground running, [I don’t agree with] this idea that players need two to three months to get back up to speed.
“But I was really worried when he came back as he looked really, really heavy.”