His City career had got off to a flier with four goals in his opening five games, with Pep Guardiola preferring the youngster to City legend Aguero.
But he was out for two months, in which time Aguero rose to the challenge and established himself as number one.
Jesus had a decent campaign last season, scoring 17 goals in 42 games and rounding the season off neatly with a delicate winner at Southampton to rack up the 100 points.
But he has been second fiddle to Aguero, whose scoring record is better and who has upped his game to almost match Jesus’ prodigious work rate.
Now Jesus feels he is finally getting back to form, saying: “It has been difficult since my first injury.