Pep Guardiola confirms big blow John Stones has been ruled out in the Manchester Derby
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Pep Guardiola confirms big blow John Stones has been ruled out in the Manchester Derby

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed that John Stones is set to be ruled out against Manchester United due to injury in the upcoming Manchester Derby.

Stones has undoubtedly been the best centre-back at the club this season, who Guardiola said was in the form of his life.

With Ruben Dias also suffering an injury spell, the Sky Blues enter the game with two out of their three best defenders.

As a result, the injury update provided by John Stones as the potentially title-defining clash against Manchester United fast approaches is a massive blow.

While Nathan Ake and Manuel Akanji were terrific in the previous Manchester Derby, this Man United side is worlds away from the team that got battered 6-3 at the Etihad Stadium this campaign.

Currently, United are in brilliant form, and look on their way to become the real deal under the tutelage of Erik ten Hag.

As a result, the Premier League champions do not seem like overwhelming favourites heading into the clash.

Now, Guardiola delivers the quotes about Stones’ injury, which are set to make every Manchester United fan feel at ease while break every Man City supporter’s heart.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola says John Stones has been ruled out of the Manchester United clash due to injury

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Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Man City defender John Stones is set to be ruled out against Manchester United due to injury.

“[John Stones] is not ready. I think everyone else is fit”, the Spaniard told MEN’s Joe Bray.

Now, the hope remains that Manchester City and Pep Guardiola cope with the absence of the in-form central defender against a top Manchester United side.

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