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PEP GUARDIOLA thinks Riyad Mahrez is reaping the rewards of regular football - and claims the trickster can't get injured because he has "no muscles".

The former Leicester winger, 28, scored the opener in the 6-1 rout of Aston Villa before Sergio Aguero stole the show with his historic hat-trick.

And Guardiola expects him to enjoy a long run in the side because of his apparent physiological advantage.

He said:

"The difference last season and this season is he plays more minutes because the manager is more kind to him.

"The level he played last season was good too. He loves to play football.

"You see his legs it is impossible to be injured because he has no muscles. The final third he has something special, always I have the feeling he can score a goal."

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