Pep Guardiola says Erling Haaland could make his City debut when we face Bayern Munich on Saturday evening.

The Norwegian missed our pre-season opener against Club America with a minor injury complaint, but the boss insisted there was no major cause for concern.

Haaland watched on from the sidelines as a Kevin De Bruyne brace earned City a 2-1 victory over Club America at Houston’s NRG Stadium.

And while Guardiola says he won’t rush to introduce our new no. 9 until he is ready, he suggested that the forward could be in line to make his debut against the German champions.


He said: “Next game he’ll be ready. He had niggles, we don’t want to take risks, maybe against Bayern, we will see.

“He made two sessions, we don’t want to take risks. The season is so long; we will have time, don’t worry.

“He had some problems last season at Dortmund but we try to handle it; it’s not a big issue.

“We want to take care of them. When we come back we want to be fit; the player has to be fit to be ready. It will come.”


City face Bayern Munich on Saturday evening, with the match available to watch live on CITY+ (restrictions apply, see below for more information).

Our clash with the Bavarians on Saturday 23 July will be played at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. That one kicks off at 18:00 (CDT)/midnight (UK).

You’ll also be able follow the game via our Matchday Centre and Matchday Live studio show on the day, with special guests Joleon Lescott and Pablo Zabaleta joining presenter Natalie Pike.

In addition to live coverage of the games, CITY+ subscribers will get full-match replays and Pitcam highlights.

We will also bring you live coverage of our open training session via the Man City App and

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Bayern Munich v City is available to CITY+ subscribers in the UK, India and China.