Updated: Jan 15
The Man City striker broke two records in Sunday's 6-1 win over Aston Villa.
Pep Guardiola lauded Sergio Aguero after he broke two records in Manchester City's 6-1 win over Aston Villa on Sunday.
The City boss labelled the Argentina striker a "a legend" following his heroics at Villa Park.
Aguero's hat-trick meant he surpassed Thierry Henry as the Premier League's top-scoring non-Englishman, and he became the league's leading scorer of hat-tricks (12 in total).
"He's a legend and the legend rises tonight," Guardiola told Sky Sports after a match.
"Thierry Henry is one of the most incredible players to play in this league and he will be proud that Sergio is the guy who breaks his record. He was a legend and Sergio is the same.
"We congratulated him in the locker room because to score this amount of goals means you have done for many, many years a lot of good things.
"He's been consistent for many, many years, so an incredible compliment for him.
"The most important thing is he is an incredible person. You cannot achieve this without being a guy who loves to play football and in the final third he is the guy who has the goal in his head."