“He is know Manchester United week point and am happy when ever he plays. The injury came in unexpectedly”-Guardiola confirms Manchester City superstar is set to miss derby against Manchester United after picking up injury.

Manchester City’s manager, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed that Jack Grealish will be absent from their upcoming clash against Manchester United on Sunday, March 3rd.

The eagerly anticipated Manchester derby will take place at the Etihad Stadium, where the Cityzens will face their local rivals in a crucial Premier League encounter. However, Guardiola’s side will be without the services of Grealish, who sustained an injury during their FA Cup fifth-round fixture against Luton Town midweek. The English winger was substituted off in the 38th minute of City’s commanding 6-2 victory.

Addressing the media in a pre-match press conference ahead of the Manchester United showdown, Guardiola confirmed Grealish’s absence due to a hamstring injury. He remarked (via Fabrizio Romano):

“Jack Grealish will not be fit for this weekend. He’s out. When he will come back, I don’t know.”

When questioned about Grealish’s availability for England’s forthcoming fixtures during the March international break, Guardiola expressed uncertainty, stating:

“No. I need to speak with Gareth [Southgate], I think he will not be fit. He has to recover well. He has had a setback, he has to recover well so we can use him as much as possible.”

Following his premature exit from the Luton Town match, Grealish appeared visibly disheartened. Guardiola acknowledged the setback, commenting:

“Yes, he doesn’t have an alternative. Setbacks in life are always there, it’s how you overcome them.”

Grealish’s performances this season have not met his usual standards, having registered just three goals and two assists in 27 appearances for Manchester City across various competitions.

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