03 Mar 2022 | 21:09 | Football
The Class of Ruben Dias
According to a source from the Daily Mail, star Ruben Dias is racing against time to recover his fitness before this weekend’s Manchester derby. The Portuguese midfielder left the field in the first half of the match between Man City and Peterborough United in the FA Cup fifth round.
The 24-year-old star is waiting for the results of the tests, thereby knowing the exact extent of the injury. Dias is the mainstay of the Man City defense system. This season, the Portuguese star kicked in most of the matches of the blue half of Manchester. Dias has only missed 3 matches in the Premier League.
In the worst-case scenario, Pep will not have the service of Dias in the dramatic derby with Man United. The former Benfica star is a real leader in the defense with good technical qualities and a fierce fighting spirit.
The Portuguese star made a great contribution to the journey of Pep Guardiola’s army to winning the Premier League and reaching the final of the Champions League in the 2020/2021 season.
If Dias cannot attend, Pep is likely to choose the John Stones – Aymeric Laporte midfield pair to start against Man United. Besides Dias, Nathan Ake was also injured in round 5 of the FA Cup.
Man City are determined to win all 3 points in this weekend’s derby to maintain a safe distance from Liverpool.