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Kevin De Bruyne ruled out of Man City’s Premier League clash against Arsenal

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Manchester City were dealt another injury blow after a burnt out Kevin De Bruyne’s muscle fatigue dictated he must miss Saturday’s clash against Arsenal.

De Bruyne recently bemoaned the heavy workload, revealing that his ‘body is screaming out for a rest but nobody listens to the players,’ before then leaving the Belgium camp following their 2-1 defeat by England.

Pep Guardiola would not put a timeframe on the 29-year-old’s absence but it represents real problems for a City side that have struggled to break opposition teams down.

Man City were dealt a huge blow after Kevin De Bruyne was ruled out of the Arsenal clash

Man City were dealt a huge blow after Kevin De Bruyne was ruled out of the Arsenal clash

‘Kevin has had no pre-season, had eight days holiday in the summer but has a family with a newborn and could not go and rest,’ Guardiola said. ‘He’s played really good as always but at the end (of the day), the boy has a limit and he gets injured. I don’t think it is a big thing.’ Regardless, De Bruyne looks likely to miss Wednesday’s Champions League opener with Porto and next week’s trip to West Ham.

City’s season has been ravaged by injuries, while a number of first-team regulars tested positive for coronavirus last month.

Guardiola can now call upon Sergio Aguero, however, with the striker having completed enough full training sessions to be in contention for a place on the bench on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola will be hoping his Man City side bounce back after no wins in two league games

Pep Guardiola will be hoping his Man City side bounce back after no wins in two league games

Aguero, whose minutes will be carefully handled on his return, has not played since victory over Arsenal in June and suffered a setback on his recovery from a knee injury over the summer.

Yet Gabriel Jesus remains sidelined – again with a muscle issue – while Raheem Sterling should prove his fitness after pulling out of England duty with a hamstring complaint.

‘Last season was incredibly demanding,’ Guardiola added. ‘It’s too much. Hopefully we go with the new ideas the Premier League has, they will point to quality and not quantity – if not we will rubbish this incredible sport.’

‘The squad have come back a little better than the previous time (last month),’ Guardiola said. ‘Unfortunately Kevin is out. The rest of the players came back well. ‘It’s not much but I think Kevin be out for the next games.’

City can count upon striker Sergio Aguero again however after he returned to full training

City can count upon striker Sergio Aguero again however after he returned to full training

City will be able to call upon Sergio Aguero again, however, after the striker returned to full training over the past fortnight.

Aguero, the club’s record goalscorer, has not played since the second match of Project Restart in June and suffered a setback from a knee injury over the summer.

It provides Guardiola with a significant boost given he has also been without Gabriel Jesus. ‘Sergio is training well and we are happy,’ the City manager said.

‘Every team needs their strikers. We’ve played without them. Sergio is training well and I’m so happy to see him on the pitch after such a long time.’

City striker Gabriel Jesus will play no part against Arsenal at the Etihad due to a muscle injury

City striker Gabriel Jesus will play no part against Arsenal at the Etihad due to a muscle injury

Guardiola added that the muscle injury sustained by Jesus has not cleared up sufficiently for him to take part when Mikel Arteta’s side travel to the Etihad Stadium.

‘We cannot take a risk,’ he said. ‘It’s in the front part of his leg and if it’s injured, we’d lose him for a long time. I don’t know on the timescale.’

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5pm Man Utd news LIVE: Ole on Upamecano, Edinson Cavani set to start, transfer battle with Liverpool

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MANCHESTER UNITED are preparing to face RB Leipzig in the Champions League tonight.

And the match will give boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the chance to see transfer target Dayot Upamecano up close.

Follow ALL of the latest United transfer gossip and news below…

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Krasnodar vs Chelsea LIVE: Stream free, TV channel, score, teams, kick-off time – Rudiger starts in Champions League

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CHELSEA face a 4000-mile round trip to Russia to take on Krasnodar in their second Champions League group game.

And Frank Lampard has brought Antonio Rudiger in from the cold to start at centre-back in this game.

The Blues played out a 0-0 draw at home to Sevilla in their opening match as the two group favourites ended up deadlocked.

But Krasnodar will be buoyed by a 1-1 draw away to Rennes in their first game and know that a shock win here would give them a reasonable chance of qualifying.

  • Krasnodar vs Chelsea kicks off at 5.55pm.
  • Krasnodar vs Chelsea is live on BT Sport 3.
  • To stream the game live, head to the BT Sport website or app.
  • Alternatively, listen to all of the action live on talkSPORT.
  • Viewers with an EE phone contract can get a three-month FREE trial of BT Sport. Simply text SPORT to 150.
  • Krasnodar XI: Safonov; Smolnikov, Kaio, Martynovich, Chernov; Vilhena, Gazinski; Utkin, Olsson, Ramírez; Berg
  • Chelsea XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Rüdiger, Zouma, Chilwell; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic; Ziyech, Werner, Havertz.

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Man Utd vs RB Leipzig FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for TONIGHT’S Champions League match

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MANCHESTER UNITED will aim to keep up their 100 per cent start to the Champions League group stage after a thrilling win in Paris.

The Red Devils face Julian Nagelsmann’s dynamic and exciting RB Leipzig side, who are still bouncing from reaching the Champions League semi-finals just a couple of months ago.

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Marcus Rashford is flying high after scoring a late winner for Manchester United against group rivals Paris Saint-GermainCredit: Reuters

The clash is Old Trafford’s first Champions League game since Barcelona snatched a 1-0 win 18 months ago.

What time does Man Utd vs RB Leipzig kickoff?

  • The Champions League clash is at 8pm on Wednesday, October 28
  • Kick-off is at 8pm at Old Trafford.
  • The two teams have never played each other in a competitive game, so this is their first meeting in European competition.

What TV channel is Man Utd vs RB Leipzig on and can I live stream it?

  • The match is being broadcast live on BT Sport 2.
  • Coverage will start at 7pm.
  • The clash will also be streamed online on BT Sport player at the same time.
  • Alternatively, BT Sport will broadcast the UCL Goals Show at 8pm on BT Sport 1, where all the goals will be shown as they fly in across all the games at that time.

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What is the team news?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a near full-strength team to choose from with only Eric Bailly, Phi Jones and Jesse Lingard missing.

How Man Utd could line-up for their game with Leipzig

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How Man Utd could line-up for their game with Leipzig

It is not so straightforward for Leipzig though.

They are missing Tyler Adams, Lukas Klosterman, Konrad Laimer, Marcel Halstenberg and Nordi Mukiele.

Match odds

  • Man Utd to win – 23/20
  • Draw – 9/4
  • RB Leipzig to win – 19/10

*Odds from Ladbrokes at time of publication

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