Player News - Manchester City

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Manchester City has received a major boost ahead of a massive FA Cup showdown with Gabriel Jesus in the traveling squad.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that Gabriel Jesus has returned to training two weeks ahead of schedule from a broken foot sustained in February and will head to London with the team ahead of Sunday's FA Cup semifinal with Arsenal, giving him a chance of being involved in the 18-man squad: "(He's) much, much better, today he made part of training with us. He’s is coming back with his happiness, and we are so happy. We are going to travel, all the group, to Wembley, he will be part of that and after that we’ll see." However, the Sky Blues will be without John Stones in central defense due to a muscular injury.
Apr 21 - 12:25 PM

Manchester City will be waiting on the fitness of several key players ahead of the FA Cup semifinals with Arsenal on Sunday.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that defender John Stones and midfielder Fabian Delph both missed the club's 3-0 win over Southampton last weekend due to minor injuries that will be assessed this week. Both Stones and Delph have become consistent starters for the Sky Blues, with Delph adding an attacking flair in his role in central midfield. Ahead of the trip to Wembley this weekend, the club will also wait on the fitness of Bacary Sagna as the French international has missed the last month with an adductor injury.
Apr 19 - 12:17 PM

Manchester City cruised to a 3-0 victory over Southampton at the St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday.

Kompany, on just his fifth appearance of the season, sent Pep Guardiola's side on their way to victory at the St. Mary's in the 56th minute, rising to power a header past Fraser Forster. The goal was Kompany's first in the Premier League since August 2015, and proved to be the spark needed to jump start the City attack after a quiet first-half. Leroy Sane was next to strike finishing off a clinical counter attack from inside the box before Sergio Aguero completed the scoring with a close-range header in the 80th minute. The victory moves City into third ahead of Liverpool, who play West Brom on Sunday, and seven points clear of fifth-place Everton and sixth-place Manchester United.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 15 - 3:21 PM

The Manchester City back-line is starting to return to a semblance of normalcy with Vincent Kompany leading the defense.

The Manchester City captain has missed much of the past two seasons with various injuries, but Kompany has recently worked his way back into the club's plans. Kompany started and played a full 90 minutes in the loss to Chelsea on Wednesday, and despite taking a knock, has recovered fully for the weekend match against Southampton. Said Guardiola: "After the game against Chelsea he had a little problem in his legs, and we didn’t want to take the risk, but of course the good news is he was able to play 90 minutes in a tough game at Stamford Bridge at a high level."
Apr 15 - 12:43 AM

Gabriel Jesus' return to training has sparked plenty of enthusiasm, but Pep Guardiola put those hopes back into perspective.

The Manchester City winter arrival stunned the Premier League with his quick start, even displacing Sergio Aguero from the starting lineup. But a broken foot has sidelined him for the past two months. Despite returning to training last week, Gabriel Jesus remains a couple weeks away from a first-team return with Guardiola saying he doesn't think the forward will be available to face Arsenal in the FA Cup semifinals later this month: "The semi-finals are in two weeks?" he asked. "I think it's short. We thought the semi-finals of the Champions League but unfortunately it's gone. Hopefully [he will be fit for] the final [of the FA Cup] if we arrive. I don't know. He's getting better. The last two days, sunny days, he was out on the pitch. When the weather is like normal in Manchester he is off the pitch."
Source: Goal.com
Apr 10 - 4:09 PM

Manchester City kept their steadily fading top-four hopes intact with a dominant 3-1 win against Hull City at the Etihad.

Pep Guardiola has been under constant pressure during the Sky Blues' four-match winless streak in the Premier League, which ended with their first league win in more than a month. City was gifted an own goal from Ahmed Elmohamady in the 31st minute to give it a 1-0 halftime lead. Then it was Aguero who doubled the lead in the 48th after connecting on a brilliant back-post cross from Raheem Sterling for his 10th goal in his last 10 appearances. Sterling then set up a scintillating long-range effort from Fabian Delph, who has earned a spot in Guardiola's midfield since returning from injury. Claudio Bravo also got a call into the starting lineup, but it may not last long after ruining the clea sheet with a poor effort in the 88th.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 8 - 12:28 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he will evaluate the status of Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph on a match-to-match basis.

The two injury-prone veterans played the full 90 minutes against Chelsea in a 2-1 loss on Wednesday night, but Guardiola said they will have a fitness test before the weekend match against Hull City to make sure they aren't overworked, given their injury history: "Both of them played good. Fabian was excellent and maybe deserves more minutes than he had. Vincent the problem was he was injured all the time and, of course, he was ready for the last two, three weeks. We have to evaluate it now with them, the physios. Of course, it’s been a long time [since they played], especially Vincent."
Apr 7 - 4:53 PM

Gabriel Jesus is on track to hand a late-season boost to Manchester City after returning to training on Monday.

The Brazilian phenom has missed much of the last two months after sustaining a foot injury against Bournemouth that required surgery. But Jesus has started running exercises and light training with the club, with manager Pep Guardiola hopeful of a return before the end of the season: "Yesterday is the first day he [Jesus] start to go to the pitch to run and walk. I don’t know exactly how many weeks he needs to come back but I think he is at the end of the part of his process to come back so we will see. Hopefully he can help us in the games at the end of the season."
Apr 6 - 8:08 AM

Leroy Sane continued his scorching pace with an early goal but Arsenal fought back twice for a 1-1 draw.

The result will be a disappointment to both sides but one of the stories of the second half of the season, the ascent of Leroy Sane, continued. Sane was a bit part player for much of his first three months at the Etihad. He is closing the season in fantastic form and should be among the potential breakout stars heading into next season.
Source: Espnfc.com
Apr 2 - 1:49 PM

Dimitri Seluk, the agent of Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has raised more controversy with his recent comments.

Toure is entering the final months of his contract and, after reviving his career at Manchester City over the last few months, Seluk said he is in talks with clubs from Italy and Spain over a free transfer. However, Seluk said if Manchester United came calling he would negotiate despite the two clubs' rivalry: "Why not? Jose Mourinho is a very good coach. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was together with Yaya in Barcelona...We waited until March 15 for what Manchester City will say but until now Manchester City don't say anything. Before March, we didn't negotiate with anybody because Yaya does a lot with Manchester City, so we waited. But we cannot wait until the last minute, until June and have no negotiations with anybody."
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 27 - 2:51 PM

Kevin de Bruyne is hoping to be fit for next weekend despite his withdrawal from the Belgium squad because of injury.

Roberto Martinez confirmed on Friday that De Bruyne would miss the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Greece and subsequent friendly with Russia on Tuesday after he "felt pain after yesterday’s session." However, initial reports indicate that his omission was more of a precaution with De Bruyne expected to be available for the trip to Arsenal when the Premier League fixtures reconvene in seven days. City can ill-afford any slip-ups at this stage of the season if they harbour any real hopes of catching Chelsea at the top - the Citizens are currently 12pts adrift - and Pep will need of all his big hitters available despite the Gunners winning just one of their last five Premier League matches.
Source: The Mirror
Mar 25 - 11:01 AM

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


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