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Man City suffer fresh setback with Dias set to miss six weeks

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Ruben Dias is to miss Sunday’s Manchester derby and is likely to be out of action for at least four weeks, so says Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City defender Dias sustained a hamstring problem during the FA Cup win over Peterborough United in midweek.

Guardiola has now confirmed he will be without the Portugal international, who has maintained his fine form from last season, for at least a month.

However, Guardiola refused to consider Dias’ absence as a serious blow to his side’s prospects in the derby, which could prove a pivotal game in the Premier League title race.

“Ruben will be unavailable,” he told his pre-match press conference. “Muscular. Hamstring. Four to six weeks. It happens.

“In other seasons our best players have been out for months.

“I’d love him but he’s not there, I will not cry. It is what it is. We have decent players available. We have 14-15 players. With these players we are going to fight and try to play good.

“[It’s] impossible to fight if you don’t play good. We play with our people and hopefully our people support as they always do.”

Dias has started 24 of City’s 27 league games so far this season, having featured 32 times in the competition last term.

City, who will also be without Nathan Ake, are looking to complete a Premier League double over United for just the second time in Guardiola’s reign, after home and away wins in the 2018-19 season.

Yet they face a United side who have won their last three games at the Etihad Stadium, and who will be seeking to make it four wins in a row away at City for the first time since doing so between November 1993 and November 2000 at Maine Road, when the rivalry was emphatically dominated by the Red Devils.

United are also unbeaten in eight Premier League games, the current longest ongoing unbeaten run of all teams in the competition.

Two of City’s three Premier League defeats have come at home this season, most recently with a 3-2 shock reverse against Tottenham last time out on home turf.

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