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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola lays down the gauntlet as he demands MORE from his players and insists they must 'raise their standards' Pep Guardiola wants his Manchester City players to raise their standards  Guardiola says players shouldn't assume they should start following rotation   Aymeric Laporte has been left out recently but Guardiola says he will play soon

By Jack Gaughan for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 GMT, 4 December 2020 | Updated: 23:44 GMT, 4 December 2020

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Pep Guardiola turned up the heat on his Manchester City stars by demanding improved individual performances.

The last 10 days have brought a distinct change in the mood of City's manager, who had spent much of this campaign shielding players from criticism by bemoaning a non-existent pre-season amid an injury crisis.

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Guardiola has now turned the focus on his squad after making a string of surprising calls with recent team selections. 

Pep Guardiola has demanded more from his Man City players to improve their performances

Pep Guardiola has demanded more from his Man City players to improve their performances

Aymeric Laporte has not featured in any of the three matches since defeat at Tottenham and failed to make the bench for last week's 5-0 demolition of Burnley, a game that also saw last year's top scorer Raheem Sterling an unused substitute.

'All the players know now there are players who play good and don't play the next game,' Guardiola said.

'There is a misunderstanding about the word rotation. Rotation looks like "I'm a big star and now I don't play this game because I'm going to play the next important

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