Ederson in City squad for Feyenoord trip after Mane collision

Ederson in City squad for Feyenoord trip after Mane collision

Vincent Kompany has also been left behind because of a calf injury but goalkeeper Ederson Moraes is in contention despite suffering a facial injury in Saturday's 5-0 victory over Liverpool.

"It's a sporting decision", Guardiola told a news conference.

Guardiola coached Toure at Barcelona, where the former Ivory Coast global lost his place in the first XI and was transferred to City in 2010.

The incident occurred 37 minutes into City's 5-0 rout of Jurgen Klopp's men, as Mane chased a loose ball and accidentally planted his studs into the side of Ederson's face while stretching in attempt to retain possession.

He said, "Feyenoord have won more European trophies than Manchester City in their history. I am aware that Feyenoord are playing in the Champions League for the first time in 15 years and how much everyone connected with the club is looking forward to it".

Asked if Toure will return to the side in the near future, Guardiola added: "Hopefully".

"I still think we could have strengthened, without a doubt", Thompson said.

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City defender John Stones praised the keeper's bravery, saying: "Ederson has got on with it straight away". That shows his character.

"He just wants to be around the team and be in that environment".

"Everyone has seen his face, the stitches, the swelling, but he's put a scrum cap on and he's training today".

He said: "It's a big challenge to play against a club that can win the Champions League".

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"I am so sorry he was hurt during our accidental collision on the pitch and am sorry for him that he could not complete the match because of it".

"The only thing we can do is to try to make them pay a price and play a game with lots of energy".

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