Man City vs Huddersfield might be another match that the Cityzens will play without their midfield general, Rodrigo Hernandez following the confirmation that the Spanish has left Manchester for Madrid.
City Manager, Pep Guardiola, during a pre-match conference on Friday, confirmed that the midfielder lost his grandmother, therefore, he has been allowed to be with his family in Madrid. The league champions decided to give the midfielder the compassionate leave he requires.
As a result of the development, Manchester City might be without him in a game against Huddersfield, the match which will present an opportunity for the team to defend the cup won last season.
Ahead of the match, the Catalan head coach shared that recent sad news with the press, adding that family is ‘the most important’ thing for his players.
“His grandmum has died,” Guardiola shared on Friday afternoon. “He is in Madrid today and tomorrow”.
Speaking about the Man City vs Huddersfield match, the manager added that: “Hopefully he is back for the game, but family is the most important”.
With the development, Rodri might join many other City players who might miss out on the game as Guardiola confirmed the latest injury update and the players’ conditions.
Matheus Nunes, Scott Carson, Bernardo Silva, and Kalvin Phillips are likely not to be available for selection, according to the Manager who described their condition as ‘sick and congested’.
While others are doubtful, it seems Kalvin Philips has been ruled for a match that could afford him a game time ahead of a potential January transfer. Guardiola confirmed that the midfielder has not trained for five days.
However, Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland, and Jeremy Doku might be available for selection in a potential one-sided Man City vs Huddersfield match which might give the youngsters the opportunity to prove their worth and allow some City stars to prove their match fitness.