Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, is recovering ahead of schedule from a knee injury and hopes to return to action against rival Manchester United in the Premier League in November.
De Bruyne, who scored eight goals and provided 16 assists in City’s record-breaking league title triumph last season, picked up the injury in training last month.
However, he has said he could be back at training next month, as he targets a return in time for the Derby at the Etihad Stadium on November 11.
“I still need three, four, five weeks, but I’m getting there.
“Hopefully I can be back soon, help the team, and perform well. I’m hoping to be back after the next international break. I think I will be back for the derby,” De Bruyne said at the launch of FIFA 19 on Thursday.
Meanwhile, City are currently third in the league standings with 13 points.
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