Player News - Manchester City

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Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan said he is targeting the summer for his return from knee surgery.

The summer signing from Borussia Dortmund sustained a cruciate ligament injury in December that required surgery, with an expected recovery time of up to nine months. But Gundogan, on tour of the United States promoting the club's friendlies this summer, said he is hoping to take part in preseason training ahead of next season: "It is getting better. It is a little bit frustrating but injuries are part of football. Unfortunately my injury is a long-term injury, it takes quite a few months to recover, but I am okay with that. That is fine for me, I work hard. I just try to do the best every day and try to come back as soon as possible on the field. Hopefully I can start pre-season."
Source: Daily Mail
Mar 23 - 9:25 AM

Manchester City could still have injured forward Gabriel Jesus back for the final weeks of the season if all goes according to plan.

Gabriel Jesus sustained a broken foot in mid-February, and the initial diagnosis was that he would miss up to three months with the injury. While there is no return date set, the Brazilian forward said he still plans to return to help the club in the final weeks of the season: "It’s my first injury. Not muscle injury, but it’s the first time something happens that leaves me out of games. So it was not easy. But I saw that, of course, no one wants this to happen, but it could be worse. So we operated soon, I decided to operate and give it time...I don’t know, I have no return prediction. But I hope I can still play some games this season."
Mar 23 - 9:21 AM

Sergio Aguero was the hero for the home side as his second-half strike earned Manchester City a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at the Etihad.

While City were unable to take all three points, Aguero had quite a final twenty minutes. Aguero drew the hosts level on 69 minutes, finishing off a cross from Kevin De Bruyne to erase a 51st-minute penalty by James Milner. KDB and Aguero both had chances to win the match after, but the former struck the post while the latter volleyed over the top from close range. The draw means City remain third but drop two points behind Tottenham after they defeated Southampton 2-1 earlier on Sunday.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 19 - 2:51 PM

Pep Guardiola rotated several key players and their replacements could only muster a point in a nil-nil draw.

It was an evening bereft of quality chances as Manchester City failed to capitalize on a home match and had to settle for a draw with mid-table Stoke City. Guardiola left Raheem Sterling out entirely and David Silva was a substitute and it showed as City failed to muster much of an attack. Leroy Sane was bright but only by comparison.
Source: Espnfc.com
Mar 9 - 6:27 AM

Manchester City cruised past Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in a 2-0 win Sunday, thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane.

Aguero kicked off the double gameweek for the Sky Blues—now two games into a five-game, two-week slate—with a goal just before half-time, steering in an effort from Raheem Sterling for the 1-0 lead. For Aguero, it was his fifth goal in the last three matches, which will appease the masses of Fantasy Premier League managers who triple-captained the City talisman this week ahead of Wednesday's match against Stoke City. Sane then doubled the City lead in the 59th minute with a blistering run down the left wing, sparked by a David Silva through ball. It was a win in true Pep Guardiola style with Man City owning 70 percent of possession. In team news, Kevin De Bruyne and Nicolas Otamendi were each given a rest on the bench while Aleksandar Kolarov returned from injury.
Source: NBC
Mar 5 - 12:59 PM

The beleaguered Manchester City defense will surely welcome the return of Vincent Kompany and Aleksandar Kolarov this weekend.

Kolarov has missed the last two weeks due to injury while Kompany has been out nearly the same time after suffering a leg injury in training. But manager Pep Guardiola confirmed both are fit for Sunday's match against Sunderland. Once again, Kompany will have to start from scratch to build up match fitness and break back into the starting lineup, but Guardiola is positive the captain has come through the last of his injury troubles: "I think it must not be easy for Vincent. I understand completely because what happened in the training session was nothing, it was not serious like before. It is the last process. Yesterday he trained with us, so he is ready to come back."
Mar 4 - 3:57 PM

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero was at his usual best in a 5-1 win in the FA Cup replay against Huddersfield Town.

Due to the victory, the club will face Middlesbrough in the FA Cup quarterfinals on 11 March, when the Sky Blues were supposed to face Stoke City in Gameweek 28. Earlier this week, they announced that fixture would be moved up to next Wednesday (March 8), meaning a double gameweek is in line for this upcoming Gameweek 27 while City won't feature in Gameweek 28. The critical "triple-captain" armband could be in heavy usage this weekend after Aguero's two goals tonight. Manchester City trailed early before scoring three goals in eight minutes after the half-hour mark to advance to the quarterfinals.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 1 - 5:31 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that defender Vincent Kompany is still on the mend.

The Manchester City captain has missed the last week-and-a-half after suffering a leg injury in training before the club's first FA Cup match against Huddersfield Town. Kompany was expected to return for Wednesday night's replay, a 5-1 win at the Etihad, but Guardiola said the Belgian international still needs some time to recover even though the knock is not considered too serious: "He is much better but not right. Soon - he is in the last part [of his recovery]."
Mar 1 - 5:25 PM

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero is having none of the rumors linking him with a summer transfer.

The Argentine talisman's future has been questioned in recent weeks since being benched for City's latest prodigy: Gabriel Jesus. But Aguero put all the worries over a rift with manager Pep Guardiola to rest after starting for the club in a 5-3 win against Monaco in Champions League on Tuesday: "As I've always said I want to be here at the club, I've always said that at the end of the season it won't be my decision. The truth is that with these things it's the club that handles everything, and obviously it's always my intention to stay. We (Guardiola) get on very well. What he wants, above everything, from all the players is that we push a little more."
Source: Daily Mail
Feb 22 - 6:00 PM

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany will play no part in the club's round of 16 match on Tuesday.

It seems the unlucky captain has picked up another leg injury, which kept him out of the club's scoreless draw against Huddersfield in the FA Cup this weekend, and now will miss the Sky Blues' Champions League first leg match against Monaco on Tuesday. However, manager Pep Guardiola said he expects Gael Clichy to return to face one of Europe's top-scoring clubs: "Vincent is not ready for tomorrow. I think it won't be longer. Hopefully, for the Huddersfield game he will be ready. More or less the rest are okay. We will see after the session tomorrow. Gael had a problem in his back. He is much, much better. Maybe he will be back tomorrow. Tomorrow we will also decide which goalkeeper will play."
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 20 - 3:55 PM

Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of the FA Cup clash with Huddersfield according to Manchester City correspondent for Goal, Sam Lee.

The City captain was expected to start in the fifth-round tie but Lee confirmed via Twitter that Kompany was absent from training on Friday: ‘Kompany didn't train yesterday and won't play today. Unsure of exact extent of injury but told it's not major’. The Belgium stalwart has endured a torrid few years because of injury and his days at the club look to be numbered as his body fails to cope with the physical demands of playing at the highest level. Kompany has been restricted to just 565 Premier League minutes since the beginning of 2016. During which time, the 30-year-old reported six separate muscular injuries, one of which resulted in surgery keeping him out of Euro 2016. A knee ligament injury meant the centre-back was out for almost two months in November, 2016 and with time running out to prove his fitness, Guardiola must be tempted to dip into the transfer market to bolster the Blues defence.
Feb 18 - 9:06 AM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was unsure whether Gabriel Jesus would be able to return this season.

The Brazilian phenom suffered a broken metatarsal in his foot and underwent surgery in Barcelona today under renowned specialist Dr. Ramon Cugat. "I don't know if Gabriel Jesus will play again this season. They say [he could be out for] two or three months," Guardiola said. "Last night he had an operation, it was good, really good. The most important thing now is a good recovery and he is going back when he will be fit, I don't know if it will be the end of the season or next season." The 19-year-old has three goals in four Premier League matches since arriving in January and now looks set to make way for Sergio Aguero's return.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 17 - 11:46 AM

Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero will return to his role as the go-to man up top following an injury to Gabriel Jesus.

With the young Brazilian likely out for months due to a broken foot, Aguero will surely regain his starting role. Rumors swirled that Aguero would seek a move away from the club after Gabriel Jesus' scintillating start to life in the Premier League led to Aguero playing second fiddle, but manager Pep Guardiola was quick to dispel the link: "Sergio knows the intention of his manager and the club. I don't want to sell him, I want him to stay here for a long time until he decides...He remains a top player and an important one for us to achieve our goals. I don't have doubts about that."
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 15 - 2:10 PM

Manchester City announced forward Gabriel Jesus sustained a broken foot on Monday night against Bournemouth.

The Brazilian phenom jumped onto the Premier League scene in the past month with three goals in five appearances for the Sky Blues, displacing Sergio Aguero from the starting lineup. But now reports say Gabriel Jesus could miss three months following surgery, which would rule him out until close to the end of the season. Said the club in a statement: "Manchester City can confirm Gabriel Jesus suffered a fractured metatarsal during the 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Monday night. The 19-year-old was withdrawn from action after 15 minutes of the game and assessed by the Club’s medical staff. He will undergo further examinations in the coming days to establish the extent of his layoff."
Feb 14 - 3:10 PM

Pep Guardiola says he will "pray tonight" after Gabriel Jesus was forced off just 15 minutes into the game at the Vitality Stadium.

The teenage sensation appeared to roll his right ankle as he stretched for a Raheem Sterling cross, and despite trying to continue, City were taking no chances. Gabriel was replaced by Sergio Aguero, who was named on the bench for the third successive game, and the Argentine played a major role in helping to secure three-points after his shot was deflected past Artur Boruc to seal the win on the south coast. Speaking to Sky Sports post-match, Guardiola said Gabriel would be fully assessed on Tuesday morning: "We will know exactly, he was so, so unfortunate. Hopefully – I'm am going to pray tonight – it is not going to be a big issue." City travel to Huddersfield in the FA Cup this weekend and then face Monaco in the Champions League. However, as rivals United play in the EFL Cup final, Pep’s men won’t be on league duty again until March 05 at Sunderland.
Feb 14 - 3:59 AM


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