Manchester City suffered a huge blow to their title aspirations in August as Kevin De Bruyne was ruled out for approximately 3 months with a serious knee ligament injury, but the club have received a promising update in relation to his recovery.
Indeed, a recent report from City Watch has claimed that De Bruyne returned to training on Friday for the first time since he sustained his knee injury last month. Although it’s still early days in his rehabilitation period, the news has absolutely delighted the supporters on Twitter.
Without the brilliant Belgian lynchpin pulling the strings in midfield it’s fair to say Guardiola’s well oiled machine has not quite been working as effectively as he’d have hoped.
De Bruyne’s absence can go some way to explaining City’s lack of fluidity through the midfield and their failure to match Liverpool’s record of 4 straight wins so far, so the sooner he returns the better.
Liverpool’s compelling start to the new campaign suggests that they possess the necessary tools to go head-to-head with the Citizens for the Premier League title, and whilst De Bruyne remains sidelined they will be looking to capitalise on the situation.
Whilst the update is certainly promising for the club, De Bruyne will remain absent from first-team action for another 2-3 months so it’s too early for the supporters to get carried away by the news.
But that hasn’t stopped them from expressing their sheet delight at De Bruyne’s update…
Haha Cugat has done an absolute madness with this one
— Jonny (@mcfc_JD) September 14, 2018
WELCOME BACK MAESTRO @DeBruyneKev
— KentonCITY (@city_kenton) September 14, 2018
— Ante Buljan (@ABuljan) September 14, 2018
O.M.G KEEEVVV IS COMING BACK!!!!!
— Tinawo (@tinawogwarinda) September 14, 2018
— (@BallerSane) September 14, 2018
— ً (@Vintage10Aguero) September 14, 2018