English Premier League is set to witness massive games in the next few days as 2023 comes to an end. Manchester City, currently fourth in the table, beat Everton FC on Wednesday night to keep their title hopes alive.
One player who has been missing in action is star striker Erling Haaland who has suffered an injury to his foot. Ahead of the game versus Sheffield United, Pep Guardiola spoke about when the 23-year-old will be back in action.
The Spaniard also spoke about the likely return of Kevin De Bruyne who has been out of action for a long time. Manchester City are the reigning Premier League and Champions League champions. The Blues have added another honour this year by winning the Club World Cup in Jeddah.
Is Erling Haaland set for a comeback in January?
Pep Guardiola was recently speaking to Amazon Prime where he spoke about the likely return of Erling Haaland. The City boss said “Still he’s not with the team. He feels better but he hasn’t made one training session with us. Hopefully, in January he can come back with us.”
Speaking about Kevin De Bruyne this is what Pep said, “Last week he trained with us, today he had little bit of a fatigue because he’s training hard”. The Belgian hasn’t featured much in the 2023 season owing to an injury he sustained.
It was a commanding performance by City on Wednesday night at Goodison Park. Jack Harrison gave the home team the early lead in the 29th minute. Phil Foden then got the equalizing goal in the 53rd minute.
From there it was all Manchester City as the current EPL winners kept attacking the home team. Julian Alvarez converted the penalty in the 64th minute to make it 2-1. Bernardo Silva then made it three with a neat finish in the 86th minute to win the game for his side.
Meanwhile, River Plate star Claudio Echeverri is set to sign with Manchester City in a deal worth 25 million. The-year-old is considered one of the best young talents coming out of Argentina. As per the deal the youngster will spend yet another year on loan in his home country before moving to England.