Guardiola gives Haaland injury update vs Saints and will NOT save him for Bayern

ERLING HAALAND is fit for Saturday’s trip to Southampton after recovering from a groin injury.

The 42-goal forward had to pull out of international duty last month and missed Manchester City’s win over Liverpool with the problem.


Pep Guardiola says his Man City strike hero Erling Haaland is ‘ready’Credit: Getty
Haaland could return with two big games in four days


Haaland could return with two big games in four daysCredit: Reuters

However, the Norwegian, 22, was back training on Wednesday and is expected to start at St Mary’s.

Pep Guardiola said: “He trained the last two days really good. He’ll be ready.

“In terms of physicality, we’ve got two months to go.

“We’re not training to get rhythm. Sleep a lot, eat well. Do it well, focus.”

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The City boss insisted there is no holding Haaland back ready for Tuesday’s Champions League quarter- final first-leg.

He added: “Bayern Munich is my last thought. It’s Southampton. The Premier League is every day, every week.

“It’s the last part of the season now — no more international breaks.

“How many games we’ll play depends. Win games we are alive, don’t win and we are out.”


Prem champions City will close the gap on leaders Arsenal to five points with victory at St Mary’s.

The Gunners, who have played one game more, visit their unhappy hunting ground Anfield on Sunday.