Man City receive double injury blow ahead of Man United clash

Manchester City have progressed to the Champions League quarter finals for the first time in their history, but it has come at a cost with two players injured from their 0-0 draw with Dynamo Kiev, Daily Mail reports.

Club captain Vincent Kompany was forced off the pitch after just seven minutes into the fixture in what looks like an aggravation of his previous calf injury, and in the 24th minute, centre-back partner Nicolas Otamendi was replaced by Martin Demichelis.

This will come as a huge blow for manager Manuel Pellegrini, especially with their next game being a massive derby against local rivals Manchester United.

“Vincent has a muscle injury in his calf, same as he had before,” he said.

“Always with muscle injuries it is a minimum of a month. It is difficult to say if he is out for the season but we are in the middle of March and then it is the middle of April.

“Having this problem in his calf and it being the middle of March, at least three-quarters of the rest of the season he will not play.

“I think he must be very strong with his mentality. It is very difficult to accept it, but there is nothing he can do. So we must see tomorrow with the examinations.”

However, while Kompany is expected to be out for at least a month, Pellegrini is hopeful that Otamendi will recover in time for their clash with the Red Devils.

The Citizens are now well behind in the title race 12 points adrift of league leaders Leicester City, but a defeat to United will see Louis van Gaal’s men just one point behind them in the chase for fourth.