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‘Injury Prone :(‘ ‘Hope They Get Better Soon’ – City Fans Worried After Two Stars Miss Training Ahead Of Derby

Both Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy were absent from training yesterday, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The Frenchman’s knee issues have been well documented, with Oleksandr Zincehenko having taken the left-back role in the 1-0 win over Tottenham on Saturday.

De Bruyne had to be substituted seven minutes before halftime against Spurs with a hamstring injury and wasn’t expected to be fit for the Manchester United game on Wednesday evening.

Fans are, however, concerned about the pair’s likely absence for the derby:

Neither player has featured prominently for City this campaign because of their fitness problems. De Bruyne has started 22 games in total with Mendy having featured just 15 times in all competitions.

Manager Pep Guardiola will, therefore, be confident of coping without them at Old Trafford. Zinchenko has won every game he has started in the Premier League, while legend David Silva will most likely come into the side as De Bruyne’s replacement.