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Kevin De Bruyne: 'I think I will be back for the Manchester derby'

De Bruyne to return in next five weeks?
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Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is aiming to return to the pitch before his team host rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on November 11.

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has said that he is aiming to return to the pitch before his team host rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on November 11.

The Belgium international suffered a knee injury during a training session in August, leaving the midfielder on the sidelines for the early stages of the new season.

City have dropped points to Wolverhampton Wanderers and lost to Lyon in the Champions League since De Bruyne's injury, and the former Chelsea player is keen to recover and help his team.

"I still need three, four, five weeks, but I'm getting there," De Bruyne told reporters at the FIFA 19 launch.

"Hopefully I can be back soon, help the team, and perform well.

"I'm hoping to be back after the next international break. I think I will be back for the [Manchester] derby."

City sit third in the Premier League table, despite having the highest goal difference in the league.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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