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Return Date Announced – VERY SAD Erling Haaland news has been announced by Pep Guardiola this morning after Bournemouth Clash

As Manchester City prepares to face Young Boys in the Champions League, Phil Foden finds himself on the brink of extending his goal-scoring streak for the third consecutive game, a prospect that surely excites the young talent.

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A win in this match would not only secure City’s place in the last 16 of the competition but also provide manager Pep Guardiola with the flexibility to rest and rotate his squad during the hectic Christmas schedule.

However, a potential setback looms as Erling Haaland’s availability for the midweek clash has been thrown into doubt.

Haaland suffered an ankle twist during the 6-1 victory over Bournemouth and was substituted at halftime.

Guardiola addressed the situation, saying, “He may return on Tuesday, but maybe not until next Sunday.” Given this uncertainty, Guardiola might exercise caution, especially considering that Young Boys is the lowest-ranked side in the group.

If Haaland is unable to play, Julian Alvarez may transition to his natural central striker role, freeing up the attacking midfield position where he has excelled in Kevin De Bruyne’s absence.

City boasts several options for this attacking midfield role, including Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva. However, Foden appears to be the prime candidate, given his experience in that position.

Foden, who regards the No.10 role as his favorite, has showcased his capabilities in that position this season.

After a 1-0 Premier League victory over Newcastle, he expressed his comfort in that role, stating, “I felt alive in that game, I felt more like myself, and I could get on the ball and make things happen.”

Foden’s performance in this role could prove pivotal for City, as it carries significant responsibilities both defensively and offensively.

With Kevin De Bruyne’s age and the need for careful management due to a recent hamstring injury, Foden has a golden opportunity to demonstrate that he can be the future successor to De Bruyne’s playmaking throne.

While facing stiff competition for a similar role in the England national team, at Manchester City, he can make a compelling case for becoming the heir to De Bruyne’s legacy as a playmaker.

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