Kevin De Bruyne will be absent from the Manchester derby after picking up a hamstring injury ruling him out for four weeks.
Both teams meet in the League Cup on 27 October and Pep Guardiola could miss the Belgian’s services after he suffered an injury against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.
Leading Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur has confirmed De Bruyne’s injury after reviewing scans.
Confirmed: Kevin De Bruyne will be out for about 4 weeks with an hamstring injury. #MCFC
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) September 25, 2016
Although it is a huge blow for City, Man United fans will be relieved De Bruyne wont be playing against them in the EFL Cup.
The Belgian has been instrumental in Man City’s campaign so far and scored against Man United when both sides met earlier this month. He was also named Man of the Match and his absence will be a big boost for Jose Mourinho’s side.
However, City have been playing impressive football under Guardiola and the absence of Sergio Aguero didn’t make an impact on the team when both sides met.
With Man United’s 4-1 win over Leicester City on Saturday afternoon, hopes are Mourinho’s side can gain enough momentum to knock City out of the cup.