Pep Guardiola says he won't lose sleep over dropping Sergio Aguero and Claudio Bravo for their 4-0 Premier League win over West Ham on Wednesday.
Back-up goalkeeper Willy Caballero was preferred to Bravo while Gabriel Jesus took his place in the City attack over the Argentine.
The Citizens cruised to a 4-0 win over Slaven Bilic's side, with Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Yaya Toure, and Jesus on target.
There was a late appearance for Aguero though as he replaced Raheem Sterling on 73 minutes – proving Guardiola has no problem playing him alongside their young Brazilian.
After the match, Guardiola explained: "Today Caballero was the first choice. I will sleep well and decide in the future."
He added that is was a tricky decision but one he stands by: "Was it a difficult decision? Yes, it was difficult.
"But three or four guys stayed in Manchester, that was difficult. I have 23 guys who deserve to play."
Guardiola concluded that Aguero remains in his plans, as does the rest of his squad.
"Sergio remains an important player for us. I make decisions with my staff, depending on performances in the past.
"I’m a guy who likes to involve as many players as possible. In this crazy calendar it’s impossible to play with the same guys. I try to be fair with my decisions."