Top City Star To Miss Manchester Derby
Kevin De Bruyne won bronze at the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will not play in the Manchester derby against United following a knee injury he sustained on Thursday.

De Bruyne will be out of action for City after the injury he got in the team’s 2-0 League Cup win over Fulham.

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The Belgian has already spent six weeks on the sidelines due to a knee injury.

He will not play a part in the team’s Premier League games with Southampton and West Ham and the Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk.

“He’s being checked with the doctors so I don’t know right now (how he is),” City boss Pep Guardiola said on Thursday.

“I think today Kevin is back, the Kevin we know. He spent a lot of time injured but made a huge effort in Donetsk against Shakhtar and played a few minutes against Spurs in a difficult situation because of the pitch and the physicality.

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