Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all set to miss the Manchester derby
Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is out of the Manchester derby on 10 September after being banned for three games.
A Football Association panel found the striker guilty of violent conduct following the elbow on West Ham’s Winston Reid in City’s 3-1 Premier League win on Sunday – the incident had been missed by the referee on the day.
Argentina international Aguero will also miss City’s home league game with Bournemouth on 17 September and the EFL Cup third-round match at Swansea on 21 September.
Aguero has started the season very well with three goals in three league games this season giving City a 100% record.
Add to this he scored a hat-trick in the first leg of their 5-0 Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest.
Vincent Kompany is also going to miss out on the Manchester United game as he continues to come back from his thigh injury.
The Belgian international has not played since City’s Champions League semi-final defeat against Real Madrid which meant he missed the Euro 2016.
He did play in a 50-minute behind closed doors match but he needs more time.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan could also miss the game on 10 September after being substituted after 38 minutes during Armenia’s friendly with Czech Republic.
It’s understood he has injured his ribs after a collision with defender Marek Suchy but it’s not supposed to be serious.
The game kicks off at 12.30 on Sky Sport 1 next Saturday.
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