Kevin De Bruyne steps up recovery with individual training session

Arnold Nichols
September 15, 2018

Guardiola was promoted to the position having previously been in charge of the club's B team, and made a decision to bring Sergio Busquets into the first team set-up with him.

Sane, 22, has not started a game for City this season and has played just 75 minutes in their opening fixtures.

Guardiola disputed that claim, but did warn him he must show he is ready to fight for a place in the face of increased competition from Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and new signing Riyad Mahrez.

De Bruyne suffered lateral collateral ligament injury while training with City teammates in August and was ruled out of action for about three months. "I recently met his parents and understood a lot about why he is a fantastic guy". Sometimes, for some players, it's that way [a slow start]. He's so competitive and professional. Some players at the end of the season go down.

"It's a challenge for the players to keep their level and compete with their mates". Last season he was fined by the Football Association for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of imprisoned Catalan politicians.

The Sun reports that the club manager Pep Guardiola disclosed the 27-year-old Belgium worldwide is doing well, but will not be in contention to face Fulham on Saturday.

"It's not about "I don't like you anymore" or "I prefer this one or the other one".

"The most important thing is to try to help him".

Registering a league-high 16 assists, De Bruyne was one of the star men for City as they clinched last season's Premier League title, wiping out a host of records in the process.

Kevin de Bruyne is one of the best players in the world right now and would improve literally any club on the planet but there's no way he's leaving anytime soon, unless someone pays his expensive release clause.

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