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Pep Guardiola issues major fitness update on crucial Man City player

Pep Guardiola has provided a major fitness update on Kevin De Bruyne - who has been ruled out of the last few games via a problem with his hamstring.
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Pep Guardiola has provided a major fitness update on Kevin De Bruyne - who has been ruled out of the last few games via a problem with his hamstring.

The Manchester City manager had been speaking ahead of his side's trip to South Wales, as they look to take on Championship side Swansea City in the FA Cup fifth round. Guardiola and his players will be looking to register their 15th consecutive victory in all competitions - a landmark that would become a new record in English football.

As is usually the case in pre-match press conferences, Pep Guardiola was asked to provide updates on a number of first-team stars, including his Belgian international midfielder.

On the topic of De Bruyne, Guardiola confirmed that the Manchester City midfielder is now 'training alone', but not with the rest of the squad. The Catalan boss went on to say that the 29-year-old is 'moving well' and 'feeling good' about his injury.

There is still hope that De Bruyne could return in time for City's UEFA Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Borussia Monchengladbach, which has now been relocated to Hungary due to Covid-19 restrictions in Germany.

However, Guardiola refused to put any definite timeline on an expected game for recovery, and insisted that you must simply give players time to recover how and when they wish.

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