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It had been strongly reported that the Belgian defender would return for the first of a double-header against the Russian club. But Sky Sports has confirmed he will have to wait a while longer for his return from a thigh injury.
They also report that Jack Rodwell and Martin Demichelis remained in Manchester as they continue their own recoveries from hamstring and knee injuries respectively.
A win for the Blues later this week would give them a big advantage going into the final three group matches, with CSKA their most likely rivals for second spot. (Let’s be honest and say Bayern have this group in the bag).
In other news, Sir Alex Ferguson – or more specifically his book – has generated plenty of headlines in recent days. And the latest is that the former Manchester United manager’s biggest blow was watching Sergio Aguero seal the Premier League title for City in 2012.
In an article published in the Telegraph, Paul Hayward reveals Ferguson could not rest until he had won back the title he lost in such dramatic fashion on the final day of a truly thrilling campaign.
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