Pep Guardiola gives injury update on Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane ahead of Manchester derby

The biggest game of this weekend’s Premier League action is without question the Manchester derby.

Man City will make the trip to Old Trafford for Sunday’s late kick-off with everyone knowing Liverpool have the league title in the bag.

Manchester United won 2-1 in the reverse fixture earlier this season, however, the two sides would also meet in the League Cup semi-final with City winning the tie over two legs to go on to clinch the trophy against Aston Villa in last weekend’s final.

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Even though City are out of the title race they will seen be keen to get one over their neighbours.

Pep Guarduiola held his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon. He gave an update on Kevin De Bruyne.

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The Belgium international was omitted from City’s match day squad against Sheffield United earlier this week with Guardiola confirming after the tie that he had sustained a shoulder injury. The former Barcelona boss was also unsure if De Bruyne would be fit for the derby.


However, Guardiola has since stated that City’s midfield star is improving and said ‘we will see’ when asked if he’d play against the Red Devils.

“He is getting better,” Pep said, as per Manchester City’s official website.

“Today we didn’t train and tomorrow he will improve. This morning he was with the physio and he said he feels better. Not perfect, but he feels better. We will see.”

There was also a fresh update on Leroy Sane:

“He is making big progress but still he’s not 100% fit.

“He has to be ready and fit to play official games right now.

“Maybe that will be good [more EDS games]. I think weeks and games will be good.

“He will feel it first himself because every week he is getting better and I will try to give him minutes to get back as soon as possible. But, for this game, no.”

If I was a betting man I’d say De Bruyne will start against United on Sunday…

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