Manchester City on Wednesday in the stadsderby on a visit to Manchester United without Kevin De Bruyne. The midfielder ran last Saturday with a muscle injury in the game against Tottenham Hotspur (1-0 victory).
City manager Josep Guardiola showed Tuesday at a press conference know that De Bruyne this season is still one or two games can play, but that he, the fraught confrontation against United will have to miss.
“We’re going to now talk with doctors and physio’s to ensure that he will be fit,” said Guardiola about his playmaker, who this season plagued by injuries. “We will see what there is for now still possible, but next season we will be well take care of him.”
De Bruyne took the first half of the match against Tottenham to his left leg and could not continue to play. The Belgian started this season by various injuries with only eleven league games in the basis.
De Bruyne to leave the field with a muscle injury. (Photo: Pro Shots)
City in title with Liverpool
City must provisionally without De Bruyne further in the hunt for the title in the Premier League. The club is on the second place of the league table, just two points behind leader Liverpool, which a duel is more played.
In addition, the City also win the FA Cup. The club takes in the semi-final of the main cup in England on may 18, on against Watford.
The derby of Manchester starts Wednesday at 21.00 Dutch time at Old Trafford and is under the direction of referee Andre Marriner.
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