Kevin de Bruyne: Manchester City midfielder out for three months

Pep Guardiola has suggested post-World Cup fatigue could have been a factor in the knee injury that has ruled out Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne for around three months.

"Everyone at City wishes him a speedy return to action", the club wrote on Twitter.

And Guardiola, himself capped 47 times for Spain, says Silva's achievements are worthy of praise.

"I'm pretty sure this can influence it". When you are fresh here, fresh on your legs, it doesn't happen.

Talking about De Bruyne, Guardiola said: "He will be out for two and a half to three months".

"I hope he comes back as soon as possible because we will miss him very much". They come back in a short recovery and we demand in the first moment, "come on let's go" because we are in the competition.

"This can happen because you build an wonderful stadium for Tottenham Hotspur - sometimes there are delays, this kind of thing happens".

He trained last two or three sessions really good.

"It's not easy to replace De Bruyne as a year ago he was impressive in every way".

Mateo was allowed to leave hospital in May, five months after being born, and his now recovering well. We have to play every game like it was an important game.

"Nobody needs to worry about Man City and their quality, there is still a lot there". The player has to feel it. When you are maybe playing for the Premier League, four games away is a little bit different.

City are waiting to hear from Tottenham about where their Premier League match in London, scheduled for October 28, might be played.

Wembley is not an option given it hosts an National Football League clash that day and Twickenham has also been ruled out.

David Silva, who this week announced his global retirement, missed the Arsenal match and the Community Shield victory over Chelsea with a knee injury and could be back to face Huddersfield at the Etihad Stadium.

  • Stacy Allen