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Guardiola Fears Gundogan Will Be Out For ‘A Long Time’ After Midfielder Limps Off Against Watford

is worried that his star midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will be out of action for a “long time” after the former limped off the pitch during ’s 2-0 victory over Watford.

Gundogan pulled up a ligament injury after a collision with Watford’s Nordin Amrabat and had to be taken off at the Etihad on Wednesday.

Guardiola said: “I’m so sad for Ilkay Gundogan as it looks like we’ll be without him for a long time – we will know more tomorrow, it doesn’t look good.”

“We’ll know the extent of the injury when he has been properly assessed by the doctor but I think he may be out for some time.”

Man City will now be without Gundogan for Sunday’s high-octane clash at home with but Guardiola will now look up to Yaya Toure.

Toure was out of action for a major part this season after a difference of opinion with Guardiola over his agent. But after finding his way back into the squad, the Ivory Coast man has proved his mettle.

Yaya ToureAnd despite facing a charge for drunk driving, Guardiola has full confidence on the former man.

Guardiola, 45, said: “Yaya is an exceptional player and if he plays like he did today, we are very happy for him.”

After a 2-0 win over Watford, Guardiola’s Manchester City are now fourth in the league table and seven points behind current league leaders .

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