Manchester United will not face Sergio Aguero in next weekend’s Manchester derby after he was suspended for three matches due to violent conduct following an incident with Winston Reid.
Summer signings Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan are yet to play for the club while Bacary Sagna and Vincent Kompany have been sidelined with injuries.
City let go off Joe Hart, Wilfried Bony, Samir Nasri and Eliaquim Mangala over the summer and Pep Guardiola has had an overhaul at the club, like Jose Mourinho has at Old Trafford.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has sustained a thigh injury while playing with Armenia and has returned to Manchester to be checked over by the medical team at Carrington.
Both managers have plenty of players on international duty and will need to assess their squad before selecting their teams for the derby, Mourinho has confirmed Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero will not be back at the training ground until Friday, a day before the derby.
It’s the first time both managers will meet in England after taking over at their respective clubs and the derby is expected to be intense after both sides have won all their opening games this season and are fighting for the first position.