High-flying left back Benjamin Mendy‘s Manchester City takeoff has been delayed by a thigh injury.
Saying Mendy is “a little bit injured,” Guardiola said to expect an absence of two to three weeks.
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The latter would be the front-runner to start in Mendy’s place, as he did in a 3-5-2 as Man City beat Real Madrid 4-1 on Wednesday.
Man City follows its opener at Brighton with a visit from Everton and a trip to Bournemouth.