De Bruyne out for up to six weeks

De Bruyne out for up to six weeks

De Bruyne out for up to six weeks

Pep Guardiola's City, now top of the table with 26 points from 10 matches, host Southampton on Monday.

The Catalan coach added: "Kevin is out and we are sad for him, nobody likes to have injured players but he will come back to the player he is and he will be fine. But we have to live without him and we have to be there when he comes back, that's all we can do", he told reporters on Friday.

The 27-year-old, who has made three appearances for City this season, will not require surgery.

Manchester City could be without Kevin De Bruyne when they face Southampton at the Etihad this weekend after the Belgian midfielder's latest injury setback.

"Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne suffered knee ligament damage in his left knee during Thursday night's Carabao Cup fourth-round win over Fulham", a statement on City's website said.

Asked if he was anxious about a problem, the City boss added: "I don't know".

"My opinion is not changed because of two goals or because he was not selected in any Premier League games". "They know how we want to protect them".

"We are delighted to have him with us".

The Premier League champions are aware that they could lose Diaz for a paltry compensation fee in the summer if they do not manage to convince him to sign a new deal.

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"Today again he was involved with everything offensively and defensively, so hopefully what happened in the last minutes is not serious".

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