Pep Guardiola has provided a crucial update on Erling Haaland's continued absence, as the Norwegian striker has been sidelined for six consecutive games for the world champions.
The Spanish manager remains hopeful for the superstar's return in the new year, shedding light on the prolific forward's recovery from a recent foot injury.
Haaland's absence was notably felt during Manchester City's success at the FIFA Club World Cup, and his potential return is eagerly anticipated by fans and the team alike.
"Still he’s not with the team. He feels better but he hasn’t made one training session with us," Guardiola told Amazon Prime.
"Hopefully in January he can come back with us."
This indicates that the 23-year-old is set to be absent for the upcoming match against Sheffield United this weekend and may also miss the Cityzens FA Cup third-round fixture against Huddersfield Town on January 7, as well as their encounter with Newcastle United on January 13.