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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
1Liverpool1714303773045
2Manchester CityMan City17142148103844
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs17130431161539
4Chelsea17114235142137
5Arsenal17104337231434
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd177552929026
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves177461919025
8Everton176652422224
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham177372525024
10Watford177372325-224
11Bournemouth177282528-323
12Leicester CityLeicester176472121022
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton176382024-421
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle174491422-816
15Crystal Palace1743101423-915
16Cardiff CityCardiff1742111733-1614
17Southampton172691632-1612
18Burnley1733111533-1812
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1724111028-1810
20Fulham1723121642-269

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