Derby boost for Manchester United as the City striker is ruled out due to injury

shashi / 06 April 2015

Manchester United have been handed a major boost ahead of their next Sunday’s Derby game against Manchester City after it has been confirmed that City’s new £30 million man Wilfried Bony will not play any part in the game due a training injury he picked up on Monday, 6th April 2015.

As per the reports, Bony has twisted his ankle which has forced him to sit out City’s game against Crystal Palace and the Ivorian faces a race against time to be fit for the all-important Manchester Derby next weekend.

Manuel Pellegrini and Manchester City are already under pressure after a disjointed season where they have failed to replicate their form from last season and their key players have under-performed significantly.

In order to add some firepower to their squad, Wilfried Bony was purchased from Swansea in January in a £30 million deal but so far, he has failed to create an impact which was expected from him.

Bony’s ankle injury has all but ruled him out of the key Derby against Manchester United, which could become a must-win game for City if they suffer a negative result in their game against Crystal Palace.

City are currently ranked one place below (4th) their cross-town rivals United and need to get a win or draw against Palace if they want to go in to the Derby game on top.

United, On the other hand are flying at the moment. 5 League wins in a row and they are currently 3rd in the table. Their top4 finish looks all but secured after they defeated their biggest top4 rivals Liverpool 2-weeks ago at Anfield.

Bony’s injury has come as a major news for Manchester United, who will now approach their 2 crunch games against Chelsea and Manchester City knowing that both of their opponents will miss their key strikers.

Jose Mourinho had earlier revealed that Diego Costa has been ruled out for 2 weeks, which would mean his absence from United’s game against Chelsea. Louis Van Gaal must be thanking stars for all the favorable news coming his way in terms of his opponents missing out on their key players ahead of their clash against Manchester United.

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