Manchester City's Spanish manager, Pep Guardiola, confirmed that midfielder Rodri may miss the Sunday match due to the death of his grandmother. There are doubts regarding the participation of both Rodri and Erling Haaland in the third-round match of the English FA Cup against Huddersfield Town on Sunday.
Guardiola commented on Rodri's situation, stating, "He will not be here. I hope he will be back for the match, but if he needs to stay, family problems are the most important thing."
While Haaland's starting participation in the match is still uncertain, the Norwegian player has been absent from matches since December 6 due to a foot injury.
On the other hand, midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and winger Jeremy Doku returned to training after their injuries, but the coach is not confident about their participation against Huddersfield or the next league match against Newcastle on January 13. Guardiola mentioned, "Jeremy Doku is feeling really good, and so is Kevin, but Kevin has been out for a long time, and we need to be patient."
Guardiola also added that four players, namely Bernardo Silva, Calvin Phillips, Matheus Nunes, and Scott Carson, are currently dealing with illness.