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Former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has warned Pep Guardiola not to buy a new defender in January.

Vincent Kompany advises Pep Guardiola against panic buying in January

City opted not to sign a replacement when Kompany left at the end of last season and Aymeric Laporte is not expected to return for at least another two months after sustaining a knee injury in September.
Manchester City “don’t need to sign another defender”, says Vincent Kompany, with Pep Guardiola expected to steer clear of the January transfer market and focus instead on his attacking strength.

Vincent Kompany: Manchester City don’t need to sign a defender

Manchester City “don’t need to sign another defender”, says Vincent Kompany, with Pep Guardiola expected to steer clear of the January transfer market and focus instead on his attacking strength.
(From L, Front) Manchester City’s Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez, Manchester City’s English midfielder Raheem Sterling, Manchester City’s Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva, Manchester City’s German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan and Manchester City’s Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo and (From L, Rear) Manchester City’s Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson, Manchester City’s Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho, Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City’s Argentinian defender Nicolas Otamendi and Manchester City’s French defender Benjamin Mendy pose for a team photo prior to the UEFA Champions League Group C football match Atalanta Bergamo vs Manchester City on November 6, 2019 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)

Familiar foe Raheem Sterling the prime threat to Liverpool’s title charge

Manchester City and Liverpool’s ascension to the two top dogs in the Premier League has seen every meeting in recent seasons met with increasing animosity, ahead of Sunday’s latest battle for supremacy.

Fernandinho: Manchester City are going to Liverpool to win

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho says the Citizens are going to Liverpool on Sunday to win as they aim to close the gap on their title rival.
Pep Guardiola fears Manchester City’s injury list could could prove their undoing this season.

Pep Guardiola not expecting January spending despite injury headache

Pep Guardiola fears Manchester City’s injury list could could prove their undoing this season.
Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling calmed Manchester City’s nerves on Saturday as the Premier League champions overcame a searching test to beat feisty Everton 3-1 and keep leaders Liverpool in their sights.

Manchester City thrash feisty Everton 3-1

Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling calmed Manchester City’s nerves on Saturday as the Premier League champions overcame a searching test to beat feisty Everton 3-1 and keep leaders Liverpool in their sights.

Manchester City defence crisis worsens as John Stones ruled out for five weeks

Manchester City’s problems at the heart of their defence got even worse on Tuesday with the news John Stones is set to miss up to six weeks with a muscular injury.
Pep Guardiola says fans can't expect Manchester City to win every game, after they were beaten 3-2 at Norwich on Saturday evening.

Pep Guardiola chases Champions League vindication

After a series of painful Champions League failures, Pep Guardiola is on a mission to seal his Manchester City legacy by finally getting his hands on the trophy again.
Jamie Redknapp feels that Liverpool would only just sneak into the Premier League top four if they lost Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk.

Jamie Redknapp: Liverpool would only ‘scrape’ into the top four without Virgil van Dijk

Jamie Redknapp feels that Liverpool would only just sneak into the Premier League top four if they lost Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk.
Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus jumps to control the ball during the English Premier League football match between Norwich City and Manchester City at Carrow Road in Norwich, eastern England on September 14, 2019. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby / AFP)

Manchester City stunned by Norwich as Liverpool stretch Premier League lead

Manchester City succumbed to a first Premier League defeat since January in stunning fashion to newly-promoted Norwich 3-2 on Saturday, as Liverpool opened up a five-point lead at the top of the table by beating Newcastle 3-1.
Outgoing captain Vincent Kompany is the DNA of Manchester City, according to club hero Shaun Goater.

Joleon Lescott: Vincent Kompany gave blood, sweat, tears to Manchester City

Former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has hailed Vincent Kompany and compared him to Barcelona legend Carles Puyol ahead of his testimonial match on Wednesday.
Samuel Umtiti has rubbished reports suggesting that he had contact with Arsenal over the summer and was a potential bargaining chip in Barcelona’s bid to bring Neymar back to the club.

Barcelona confirm foot injury to Samuel Umtiti

Barcelona will be without the services of Samuel Umtiti after he sustained an injury on international duty.
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Barcelona star returns to Spain after pulling out of France squad with injury

Samuel Umtiti has left France's training base and will miss Tuesday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Andorra after suffering a foot injury.
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Manchester City to swoop for Serie A defender in January

With Aymeric Laporte unlikely to play again in 2019 after undergoing knee surgery, Manchester City have a predicament in defence.
The English Premier League have the most number of players on the 2019 FIFA FIFPro men’s World XI shortlist for the first time in 10 years.

English Premier League players dominate FIFPro World XI nominations

The English Premier League have the most number of players on the 2019 FIFA FIFPro men’s World XI shortlist for the first time in 10 years.
Manchester City have confirmed that Aymeric Laporte has successfully completed surgery on his injured knee.

Manchester City confirm Aymeric Laporte’s knee surgery

The defender was injured during Saturday’s defeat of Brighton and is now expected to be missing long-term.
Manchester City have confirmed that Aymeric Laporte has successfully completed surgery on his injured knee.

Injured Manchester City star undergoes knee surgery in Barcelona

Manchester City have confirmed that Aymeric Laporte has successfully completed surgery on his injured knee.
Paul Pogba has lauded new Manchester United team-mate Harry Maguire, branding him a “leader” after just one appearance for the club and revealing that he now calls him “The Beast”.

Gary Neville: Manchester City may live to rue letting Manchester United land Harry Maguire

Manchester City may live to regret their decision not to fight harder for Harry Maguire, says Gary Neville, with arch-rivals United now boasting a centre-half option who would have been a perfect successor to Vincent Kompany and cover for the injured Aymeric Laporte.

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