Celtic boost with Guardiola favourite in doubt for Man City clash

Manchester City have suffered an injury blow as Kevin de Bruyne looks likely to miss their Champions League tie with Celtic, report the Sun.

During the opening stages of Pep Guardiola’s reign at the Etihad Stadium, the Belgian has established himself as one of the club’s most important player.

He’s notched four goals and recorded a further two assists, leading the Spanish coach to heap praise on him.

However, the 25-year-old is reported to have picked up a hamstring injury during the Sky Blues’ win away at Swansea City yesterday.

The Premier League table-toppers are awaiting the results of his scan after the former Chelsea man went down injured during the closing stages of the clash at the Liberty Stadium.

In what promises to be a huge meeting in Glasgow next week, the news will no doubt come as a big boost to Scottish champions, though Guardiola has a plethora of other options from which to choose.