Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola questions Yaya Toure's future before Feyenoord clash

Lynette Rowe
September 13, 2017

Guardiola will be boosted by the return of Raheem Sterling who was suspended against Liverpool but is available in the Champions League, but the coach will be without the injured Vincent Kompany and goalkeeper Éderson, who's still not ready to come back after that insane clash with Sadio Mané on Saturday.

Feyenoord will be without Nicolai Jørgensen when they take on Manchester City in their Champions League opener. With Ederson out, Claudio Bravo will be between the sticks.

Their reunion in Manchester got off to a rocky start as Toure returned to pre-season training overweight and was then banished from the first-team picture after his agent Dimitri Seluk criticised Guardiola. Meanwhile, Vincent Kompany remains unavailable but Raheem Sterling comes back into contention. "We are Manchester City, we have to win our respect in Europe, and every game in this competition is a chance to do that".

Ederson has recovered enough from his clash with Sadio Mane to make Manchester City's squad to face Feyenoord in the Champions League, but Yaya Toure has been left out once again.

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Toure was missing from the matchday squad for the 5-0 mauling of Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium. "For now, it's too far away".

The 26-year-old Danish worldwide - last year's Eredivisie top scorer with 21 goals in 32 games - will not play in the City match which opens their Group F campaign, Feyenoord announced on Monday.

Eyes in particular will be on City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, whose sublime form played a major part in the Liverpool drubbing and who is sure to sniff out and exploit weaknesses in Feyenoord's midfield and defence. Lead by coach Van Bronckhorst the club have never made it to the knockout stages of the Champions League in its previous participations.

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