Pep Guardiola has given a fitness update on forwards Erling Haaland and Jeremy Doku.

The pair were absent for the 2-1 win over Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.

Haaland missed out against the Hatters due to a ‘stress’ issue with his foot while Doku didn’t feature because of a ‘muscular’ problem that also kept him out of the Aston Villa game on Wednesday.

The boss is hopeful Haaland could be fit to face Crystal Palace next weekend.

Doku, he believes, will return to fitness in ‘one, two weeks’ but says he has to be careful with the winger because of his dynamic style.


On Haaland, he said: “Stress, no fracture. Please don’t ask if he broke his foot. It’s just stress.

“We have to take it day by day, week by week.

“He could be ready for Crystal Palace, hopefully he will be ready for Saudi Arabia.

“He wants to be ready. During the season there are injuries, suspensions.

“After Villa he could not work properly, I spoke with him yesterday and he said he feels much better. Maybe Crystal Palace he will be ready. We will see.”


Reacting to Doku’s fitness, he added: “Muscular. It’s not a big issue like Kevin [De Bruyne].

“We have to think about how explosive he is, we have to be careful.

“Maybe in one week, two weeks he will be ready.”