There are no concerns over Kevin De Bruyne’s ability to start games

Pep Guardiola has quickly put to bed any concerns over Kevin De Bruyne’s ability to start games ahead of tonight’s fifth round FA Cup tie against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.

Manchester City’s inspirational midfielder recently sat out their 1-nil Premier League win over Brentford due to hamstring ‘niggles’. Speaking before his team continues their FA Cup defence tonight Guardiola moved quickly to dispel any concerns over the Manchester City legends fitness. The City manager was asked about Kevin De Bruyne’s ability to start games. The City boss replied: “Yeah. (A little bit of a concern?) No. The beginning of his restart is completely different to Erling (Haaland), who needed time because it was a bone (injury). A muscular, five-month injury and we start to make minutes and minutes in the first two or three games and starts to play two, I don’t know exactly, from the beginning.”

The City manager went into further detail on De Bruyne’s condition adding: “And after he made a little, little setback of ‘niggles’ and said, ‘I don’t feel comfortable, a knock, and I have something in muscular’. And that’s why. The game we played against Bournemouth, for the way they play, I decided for him to maybe stay on the bench and go in the second-half. And we’ll see tomorrow (against Luton). But he’s fine.”

It would appear that Kevin De Bruyne has put his hamstring concerns behind him. The Manchester City legend has been in sparkling return since his return from a 5 month absence due to injury. He could be in contention to start against Luton Town tonight. The FA Cup holders will be hoping for a positive result at Kenilworth Road to continue their treble defence. De Bruyne will be a key part of City’s chase for history.

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