Date printed: Friday 12th January 2018 four:41
Gabriel Jesus may go back forward of time table from his knee damage and make the primary leg of Manchester Town’s Champions League tie with Basel subsequent month.
The striker went to Barcelona on Thursday to seek advice from knee specialist Dr Ramon Cugat having suffered medial collateral ligament harm in opposition to Crystal Palace on New 12 months’s Eve.
Jesus left the pitch at Selhurst Park in tears and there have been preliminary fears that he may omit the outlet two months of 2018.
On the other hand, Town boss Pep Guardiola is now constructive the 20-year-old will go back to his fold through the tip of January or early February.
Town face Basel in Switzerland on February 13 and Guardiola is constructive Jesus shall be within the squad for the primary leg of that last-16 tie.
“The day before today (Thursday) he used to be in Barcelona with Dr Cugat and on the finish the inside track is fairly just right,” Guardiola published.
“I feel in two, 3 weeks, expectantly the day in opposition to Basel, the Champions League recreation, (he) might be have compatibility, might be in a position.
“I feel in two, 3 weeks he’ll be in a position once more with us.”
Jesus will nonetheless be sidelined when Premier League leaders Town go back and forth to Liverpool on Sunday hoping to handle their unbeaten run in home competitions this season.
Guardiola could also be set to be with out captain Vincent Kompany as soon as once more because of any other calf grievance that has saved him sidelined for the previous 4 fixtures.
“I feel Vincent isn’t in a position,” Guardiola showed.
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