Manchester City has its firepower returning just in time for the crucial part of this season. Kevin De Bruyne and Jeremy Doku returned from injury during yesterday’s 5-nil win over Huddersfield. With Erling Haaland resuming full training last week the champions almost have their full complement of attacking weapons back from injury.
With the return of Doku and De Bruyne during yesterday’s win it gave Pep Guardiola more attacking options. The pair put in promising displays in their return from injury during the second half of City’s win. De Bruyne and Doku combined for their side’s 5th goal of the game. It was a great link-up between two players who were on the pitch together for Manchester City for the first time.
The return of City’s top scorer Erling Haaland also looms just around the corner. The striker returned to full training after a foot injury last week. He was pictured enjoying his team’s display from just behind the City bench. With the return of their star striker imminent, it will give the champions yet another dynamic weapon as the season hits a crucial stage.
The returns of Haaland, Doku and De Bruyne will add to what has been a potent City attack in their absence. Julian Alvarez and Phil Foden have starred for the world champions of late helping to help set a platform for Pep Guardiola’s side to attack the second half of the season.
The thought of Manchester City’s attack with all their weapons fit is a tantalising prospect for City fans. It is also a frightening thought for their title rivals. The fact that the European champions will have so many players who can win a match off their own boot may become a vital factor in this season’s Premier League title race.
Pep Guardiola’s squad have positioned themselves well despite the absence of key players. With the cavalry almost all arrived it could be a decisive factor in this season.