By G9ija

Kevin De Bruyne is out for the next month and will miss this month’s Manchester derby

The Belgian star missed six weeks this term and will be out for another month on the sidelines

He is also expected to miss this month’s Manchester derby and the UCL reverse tie against Shakhtar Donetsk Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has been ruled out of action for one month after suffering a knee injury in their 2-0 won over Fulham in the Carabao Cup.

According to a UK Sun report, the Belgium midfielder, who has already been sidelined with for six weeks this term, will see out another four weeks of football action.

Interestingly, De Bruyne will miss the top-of-the-table clash against city rivals Manchester United on November 11, as well as matches against Southampton and West Ham and the reverse fixture against Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League.

it is pretty early to know if the Belgian mercurial midfielder will be fit enough to play against Lyon and Bournemouth before the turn of November.

The Pep Guardiola tutored-side have managed to crush opponents in the absence of the 27-year-old De Bruyne, but the Spaniard tactician will see this as a bitter bill coming just weeks after returning to the game.

At the last count, De Bruyne has only made five appearances this term, since injuring his other knee in the EPL opener against Arsenal.

the Belgian midfielder, who recently returned to action after being sidelined for two months with a knee ligament injury, limped off with what looked like another knee injury in the closing minutes of the game.

The 27-year-old De Bruyne has only made five appearances for the Citizens, but Man City boss Pep Guardiola remains hopeful that influential midfielder would return in time, for the busy Christmas period that includes the UCL fixtures and the Manchester derby.