Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has suffered a ‘serious’ knee injury during training it is being widely reported.
Despite having been known as a wide player in his younger days, Guardiola’s system managed to utilise de Bruyne’s qualities in a more deep-lying central role in the heart of the City midfield, as they embarked on a record-breaking run to the summit of the table, amassing an incredible 100 points along the way.
However, with the season in its infancy and the transfer window closed, the Champions have now confirmed that their star midfielder is undergoing tests after sustaining an injury to his right knee in training this afternoon.
While the statement released on the Manchester City website said that the severity of the injury had not yet been ascertained, it is being reported by a number of respected sources that the injury indeed serious and could keep him out of action for around three months.
This would be a huge blow to City’s hopes of retaining their title, with De Bruyne having been so instrumental for the Citizens. Pep Guardiola will be hoping that the early season form shown by Bernardo Silva will be able to be continued after the Portuguese deputised dutifully during their opening two games of the season against Chelsea and Arsenal.