Pep Guardiola provides fresh Erling Haaland injury update

Pep Guardiola is hopeful that Erling Haaland and Jeremy Doku will return from injury in the next weeks as he played down concerns.

The duo missed out as Manchester City were forced to come from 1-0 down to beat Luton 2-1 on Sunday. City return to league action on Sunday vs Crystal Palace and are 1/6 to pick up the win with bet365.

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Eriling Haaland injury update

Given Manchester City’s recent form has seen them slip off top spot and closer to 5th place, they could do with having Erling Haaland back as soon as possible.

However, when speaking post-Luton, it looks as though the Norweigan will not be back for this weekend’s game:

“Stress [on the] bone. Stress. Just stress,” Pep said. “Please don’t ask that his foot is broken. It’s just stress bone.

“He was not ready for this game, I don’t think he will be ready for Crystal Palace. Hopefully he can be ready for Saudi Arabia (in the Club World Cup). Week-by-week will dictate how he feels.”

On Jeremy Doku, the Spaniard added: “It’s muscular, it’s not a big big issue like Kevin was for example,” Guardiola stated. “We have to think about it as well because he of his explosiveness. We have to be careful. I don’t know when he be ready, maybe one week or two weeks he will be ready again.”

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