Pep Guardiola does not want Gabriel Jesus to be more selfish in front of goal despite the Brazilian failing to find the net more regularly.

Manchester City's No.9 scored in midweek against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League but had earlier wasted a golden chance to extend the team's lead when clean through on goal. He is yet to hit double figures for the season in all competitions and three teammates have outscored him.

Guardiola warned his players after that game that they must be more clinical if they are to have success in knockout competitions, and City have made a new centre-forward a priority in the summer transfer window amid uncertainty over Sergio Aguero's future.

Jesus's shortcoming in front of goal were put down to selflessness by his manager, who does not want him to change because he believes that improved composure will come with time.

"The aspect for Gabriel happens is because he is so generous and lovely," said Guardiola.

"He always thinks for the team and not himself. If he has had more of an ego he would have scored many more goals. Of course he knew it in that moment, he is the first to feel bad for himself and the team but when you see what he gives us and produces for us I don't have anything to say - completely the opposite.

"He will improve, he is still young and when his composure in front of the keeper arrives he will get it through the years. It is like a good wine.

"I like what he is - he just needs to be more calm in front of goal and know he can do it. He is still young and will learn it."