Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne battles to be fit before Sunday’s Manchester derby after sustaining a injury during City’s Carabao Cup final victory over Aston Villa. While Pep Guardiola said after Tuesday’s FA Cup win at Sheffield Wednesday that De Bruyne had hurt his back, the player actually has a shoulder problem. City believe he has a chance of facing United and will give him as long as possible to prove he can play at Old Trafford.
Pep Guardiola said “I’m in talks with buyers,” he said. “The club’s sale is moving forward well and things have even accelerated and intensified with the City Football Group, who are very precise and very meticulous in their analysis of the club. We’ll see but it’s premature to announce anything.”
The club is making every move to see the possibility that the midfielder is fit.