Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has praised new club captain Fernandinho for his outstanding performance against Wolves in the Premier League opener.
Fernandinho played alongside Rodri in front of the back four as Manchester City got to an impressive 3-1 win against a solid Wolves team.
Guardiola in his post-match conference said the duo partnership was a major factor to their victory.
“Fernandinho cannot play every three days,” he said.
“Last year he struggled a lot to be fit most of the time in the season, but he played really well with Rodri.
“It’s difficult to play against Wolves – they have pout together a great team and we suffered two defeats against them last season.
“That’s why it’s an incredible victory for us in this situation.
“There’s 111 points left to play for in the Premier League – but it’s a good start!
Manchester City became the first side to win 10 opening-day Premier League fixtures in succession.