Manchester City team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Manchester United – Sports Mole

  • September 29, 2022

Manchester City make their return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when they square off against neighbours Manchester United.
Unlike their next opponents, City continued with their domestic schedule on the weekend before the international break, posting a 3-0 win versus Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
Pep Guardiola‘s side currently sit one point adrift of leaders Arsenal, who meet Tottenham Hotspur in their own derby a day earlier.
Here, Sports Mole rounds up Man City’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of their showdown with their fierce rivals, who trail them by five points.

Aymeric Laporte

Manchester City's Aymeric Laporte receives medical attention on May 11, 2022© Reuters
Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: October 2 (vs. Man United)

Aymeric Laporte is making strong progress in his recovery from a knee injury and started training again before the international break. However, it remains unclear whether Guardiola will be prepared to hand the defender a return in a game of this magnitude.

Kalvin Phillips

Manchester City's Kalvin Phillips pictured during the warm up on August 7, 2022© Reuters
Status: Out
Type of injury: Shoulder
Possible return date: Unknown
Kalvin Phillips has endured a frustrating few months at the Etihad Stadium, and it has been suggested that the England international will be sidelined until at least November with a shoulder injury, putting his participation at the World Cup at risk.

John Stones

Manchester City's John Stones pictured during training on September 5, 2022© Reuters
Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Hamstring
Possible return date: October 2 (vs. Man United)
John Stones went down clutching his hamstring during the latter stages of the first half of England’s fixture with Germany on Monday night. Given that the defender was immediately substituted, it appears likely that he will struggle to feature in this contest.


Man City have no suspended players for this match.