Kevin De Bruyne To Miss Manchester Derby


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will miss the side’s EFL clash against Manchester United.

The Belgian playmaker picked up a calf injury in City’s 1-1 draw against Southampton, and had to be taken off at half time.

“He had a knock on the leg and he cannot play,” Guardiola said, before casting doubt on De Bruyne’s participation in City’s matches over the coming week.

“Hopefully [he can face] West Brom and Barcelona [but] he’s a doubt even next weekend.”

Guardiola added that full back Pablo Zabaleta was also unavailable, with captain Vincent Kompany was a game day decision.

“Pablo, I think not [will not play against United],” the manager added. “Vincent, I think he can but I don’t know if he will.”

“A derby is a derby,” he said. “It’s always special and so we are going to play a game like a game.


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