Manchester City set to rest key man against Newcastle United amid four changes by Pep Guardiola

Manchester City are looking to bounce back from their Champions League semi-final exit to Real Madrid when they host Newcastle United later this afternoon.

Pep Guardiola’s side fell at the last four stage following a dramatic 6-5 aggregate loss over the La Liga giants, meaning their their only prospect of winning silverware this season can come in the Premier League.

Guardiola will be wary of the physical toll Wednesday’s game could have given they travelled to Madrid and also played 120 minutes.

It’s for that reason the City boss may look to rotate his squad for today’s encounter and bring in some of the players who started on the bench at the Bernabeu.

Either way, from Newcastle’s point of view, it is hoped City’s misery extends into the weekend and they can avoid being on the end of a Guardiola masterclass.

Here’s how the Man City are predicted to line-up against Newcastle - with help from ManchesterWorld’s Michael Plant.

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