Manchester City squad news: Injury, suspension list vs Manchester United

Sports Mole sums up all the latest Manchester City injury and suspension news ahead of their Premier League derby with Manchester United.

Manchester City will strive to earn local bragging rights when Manchester United visit the Etihad Stadium for Sunday Manchester Derby in the Premier League.

Pep GuardiolaThe side qualified for the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in midweek with a 2-0 victory over Peterborough United thanks to second-half goals from Riyadh Mahrez and Jack Greish.

The reigning Premier League champions find themselves six points clear at the top of the table after beating Everton 1-0 last weekend, although the Toffees were excused by mike riley after a seemingly faultless handball from Rodri in the area was not penalized.

Right here, sports mole rounds up all the injury and suspension news for Man City ahead of the showdown with their bitter rivals.

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Status: Outside
Type of injury: Tendon
Possible return date: Unknown

Ruben Dias played from the first whistle for Peterborough but was taken off at half-time with a hamstring problem, and the centre-back has now been ruled out for the next four to six weeks.

Nathan Ake of Manchester City pictured on August 15, 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Unspecified
Possible return date: Unknown

Likewise, Nathan Ake suffered a blow in the FA Cup tie with Peterborough and won’t play a role against Man United, but the defender would be unlikely to start here anyway.

Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen pictured on January 3, 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Shoulder
Possible return date: Unknown

Zack Steffen was absent from the FA Cup win at Peterborough with a shoulder injury, and Guardiola’s number two is unlikely to be on the bench this weekend either.

Manchester City's Cole Palmer celebrates scoring their sixth goal against Wycombe on September 21, 2021© Reuters

Status: Outside
Type of injury: Foot
Possible return date: Unknown

Youngster Cole Palmer has been out for a long time with a foot injury, and the 19-year-old is staying out for now.


Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy with manager Pep Guardiola after being substituted on August 15, 2021© Reuters

Possible return date: Unknown

Subject to a police charge, left-back Benjamin Mendy remains suspended by the Citizens.

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