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Manchester City suffer major new injury blow ahead of Manchester United and Liverpool fixtures



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Manchester City have suffered a fresh injury setback ahead of crucial upcoming games against both Manchester United and Liverpool.

Pep Guardiola’s side face the prospect of being without Jack Grealish for a number of major upcoming Premier League matches, with key games against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal scheduled for next month.

Manchester City face Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon prior to visiting Anfield on Sunday 10th March in a potentially pivotal clash in the Premier League title race.

City have suffered a number of injury setbacks throughout the current campaign, with Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland both sidelined with long-term injuries.

John Stones has also struggled for constituency due to a series of injury woes, meanwhile Jack Grealish has made only seven Premier League starts as a result of fitness problems.

The 28-year-old returned from a groin injury against Luton Town in the Emirates FA Cup fifth round on Tuesday evening, starting at Kenilworth Road after being an unused substitute against Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday.

Grealish had suffered a groin problem in the first-half against FC Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League earlier this month, although scans revealed that the Englishman would only miss a matter of days instead of weeks.

An emotional Grealish was forced midway through the first-half against Luton however, as a number of Manchester City players comforted the forward, who faces the prospect of another period on the sidelines.

City had raced into a sublime first-half 1-3 lead against Luton, as Erling Haaland scored his eighth hat-trick for the club and Kevin De Bruyne registered three assists.

The Sky Blues are looking to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, one of three trophies City are looking to retain this season.

Grealish played a huge role in Manchester City’s historic treble-winning campaign last season, making 50 appearances and starting 41 games.

Guardiola is also currently without defender Josko Gvardiol, with the Croatian recovering from ankle ligament damage.