Manchester City are preparing for a big week of matches. The Blues will play Everton on Saturday in the Premier League before clashing with Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday April 4. Pep Guardiola’s team will then play city rivals Manchester United on the following Saturday. The Manchester City injury news shows the club has a few worries ahead of the matches and Sergio Aguero could struggle for fitness this weekend.
Manchester City injury news
Manchester City’s Aguero did not play in either Argentina international friendly during the week. Aguero is suffering from a knee injury, but Guardiola hopes to have the striker back for the team’s trip to Goodison Park. There is the belief Aguero could be held out of the match at Everton to keep him fresh for the Champions League quarterfinal encounter with Liverpool on Wednesday night, however.
Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph has been out for the last six weeks. The player is suffering from a muscle injury and isn’t expected to play in either the Blues’ match at Everton or against Liverpool. Meanwhile, David Silva will play on Saturday and is not suffering from any injuries like was previously believed.
Full-back Benjamin Mendy is making a recovery from the knee injury that has kept him out for much of the season. Mendy is expected to return for the Manchester Derby.
“When I started my recovery, I had in mind the semi-finals of the Champions League,” Mendy told Manchester City’s official website.
“That was my goal, but I am coming back a bit quicker than expected originally so maybe it will be possible for me to return sooner than that. I believe in this.
“I think it’s possible for me to come back within four weeks. It’s not a good thing to come back too soon and you have to take your time.
“We will see how things go, but I am working hard and optimistic.”
According to Manchester City’s website, Mendy needs to appear in one more league match to qualify for a Premier League winners’ medal.
“The Manchester derby is a realistic aim. That’s half clear in my mind. I really want to play that game,” he said.
“Of course, there is the World Cup on the horizon, too. For me, there is no doubt regarding the World Cup.
“After I return, it’s on me to impress; I have to make sure I come back well and to keep the rhythm. Before it was one of my targets, but now I know it will be fine.”