When Erling Haaland is expected to return for Manchester City

Manchester City ran out 3-1 winners over Everton on Wednesday evening to move up to 4th in the Premier League and five points off top spot with a game in hand.

The Sky Blues are next in action on Saturday afternoon at home to Sheffield United. Back City to win at 1/12 with bet365.

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Erling Haaland injury latest

Before Manchester City’s win over the Toffees, Pep Guardiola provided an update on the injured Erling Haaland.

Explaining Haaland’s latest recovery timeframe, Guardiola said the fixture schedule made it hard to reintegrate the striker into training, ruling him out against Sheffield United on Saturday:

“Still he’s not with the team. He feels better with his bone but he hasn’t made one training session with us,” Guardiola told Amazon Prime.

“Unfortunately December is so congested with so many teams. January is so congested. Hopefully in January he can come back with us.”

Guardiola also gave an update on Kevin De Bruyne, who has been out since August with a hamstring injury but is back in training with the first team: “He’s coming back. Last week he trained with us,” the manager said.

“Today he had a little bit of fatigue because he’s training hard but of course he’s so important for us, like Erling.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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