Manchester City dealt an injury blow as star remains unavailable

Manchester City will face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday as they catch-up on their game in-hand.

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Manchester City star Erling Haaland suffered a stress reaction of the bone at the start of December.

He was on the road to recovery but has now been pulled out of training this week.

The Norwegian also missed out on City’s FIFA Club World Cup triumph last month.

The 23-year-old has not featured in a Premier League game since Aston Villa on the 6th of December.

Despite this, the No.9 is still tied with Mohamed Salah for most goals in the Premier League this season with 12.

Manager Pep Guardiola gave an update in his pre – Newcastle press conference, saying:

“No, “Erling is out and John is out. I think that’s everything.”

Evans Anjos, co-founder of Man City Brazil, offered a more in-depth assessment, claiming:

“Erling has developed bone stress that could potentially lead to a stress fracture.”

“Some stress fractures fail to heal properly, causing chronic issues… if the underlying causes are not addressed, he may be at a higher risk of developing additional stress fractures.”

“Basically, he needs a holiday, to stay away from activity and this will just be possible in the summer.”

While it is never nice to see a player struggle with pain and injury, Erling Haaland is an important player for the Cityzens.

If he continues to be ruled out, it can only be an advantage for Liverpool.

The two competitive rivals are in line to write another chapter in the recent rivalry this season.

Arsenal look unsure of themselves after two consecutive losses in the league, while the Reds are top of the standings.

Manchester City will no doubt show better form this year, and it will be an intriguing end to the season for Liverpool this year.

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