Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said he “hopes” Erling Haaland can play again before the end of January.

Speaking after their 3-1 win at Everton on Wednesday, Guardiola revealed Haaland is still not fit enough to train with his team-mates following a recent foot injury.

The 23-year-old has now missed City’s last six games in all competitions.

Guardiola said: “[Haaland] is training alone but he is not training with the team.

“Kevin [De Bruyne] is training with the team, but Erling is not yet. It is a question of when the pain will disappear.

“We hope he will be back in January, but a stress on the bone is so painful. He is not like a guy like Phil Foden with smaller skin. Erling is huge.”

EPL: Why Haaland may not play for Man City until end of January – Guardiola

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