Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gundogan Sets Sights on Derby Return

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gundogan Sets Sights on Derby Return

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PEP Guardiola's first signing as City manager is targeting his return from injury - in time for the season's first Manchester derby.

Ilkay Gundogan arrived at the Etihad Stadium nursing a knee injury, but he is on track to make a return in around four weeks' time.

City's meeting with West Ham at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, August 28 is likely to come too soon for the German midfielder, while the following weekend is an international break.

However, he is hoping to be back in time for the first derby clash with United at Old Trafford on September 10. Gundogan said: "I'm really looking forward to training normally with the guys and I can't wait to get going properly - but I just have to be patient for a little while longer. …

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