Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of the Manchester Derby that will take place on the 10th of September at Old Trafford.
Kompany has not featured for Manchester City since he underwent surgery on his thigh in May. However, he did appear in a friendly behind closed doors and completed two halves of 25 minutes each.
New £50 million signing John Stones is likely to start at the heart of defence alongside Aleksandar Kolarov for the derby against Manchester United.
City captain Kompany is almost fully fit, but according to the Daily Mirror, Guardiola does not want to take the risk of playing the defender in a match that is expected to be of high intensity. The Belgian could then make his comeback against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League, or Bournemouth in the Premier League.
The Citizens will also be without star striker Sergio Aguero for the highly anticipated game against United, after the Argentine was caught elbowing defender Winston Reid in their 3-1 win over West Ham. He has been charged with violent conduct by the FA and has been issued with a three-match ban. The club appealed against the charges, but it was unsuccessful, and the 28-year-old will now have to remain sidelined for City’s next three matches.