Without a doubt, Guardiola ends the controversy and talks about Walker's status

Kyle Walker remains Man City captain as Pep Guardiola closes questions.

Kyle Walker remains Man City captain as Pep Guardiola closes questions.

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has been making headlines for his personal life this week but Pep Guardiola would not address it. Pep Guardiola refused to discuss Kyle Walker's personal life but did say that he would remain as Manchester City captain.

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Walker gave an extended interview to The Sun this week discussing the breakdown of his marriage after fathering two children with model Lauryn Goodman. He expressed contrition for his actions and thanked Guardiola and England manager Gareth Southgate for their support, but his actions left some City fans uneasy with him remaining as club captain.

Guardiola has picked Walker for every Premier League game this season after the defender nearly made a summer move to Bayern Munich this week, he said this week that his personal situation had been a contributing factor to the thoughts both to go and then to stay, and the squad voted the 33-year-old as captain at the start of the season to replace Ilkay Gundogan.

Asked about Walker at his press conference ahead of the Burnley game, Guardiola shut down that line of questioning immediately. "I'm not going to talk about that," he said. "Not at all." "I support him and his wife, Annie and don't talk one word about personal issues of my players."

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Guardiola's clarification

However, the manager did admit that Walker would remain as captain, saying: "Absolutely because it's a decision for the team and not mine." Walker will look to put his personal difficulties to one side to continue his run of starting every league game when City take on Burnley on Wednesday night.

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