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Kevin de Bruyne to return for Burnley clash?

Kevin de Bruyne to return for Burnley clash?

De Bruyne could return for Burnley game

Belgium international Kevin De Bruyne could return to first-team action with Manchester City when they host Burnley in the Premier League on October 20.

The Belgian sustained a knee ligament injury in training shortly after the Premier League opener versus Arsenal in August and he was initially expected to be sidelined for three months.

However, he has managed to make a quick recovery than earlier predicted and ESPN reports that he could make the matchday squad when the Clarets make the trip to Manchester next weekend.

De Bruyne had returned to full training before the Premier League clash against Liverpool last weekend but manager Pep Guardiola is said to have held him back from making the squad as a precaution.

The former Wolfsburg man has recently been left out of the Belgium squad for their internationals against Switzerland and Netherlands in order to offer him sufficient time to attain full fitness after the unexpected setback.