Gundogan consoles stricken Manchester City star Mendy

Ilkay Gundogan called for his Manchester City team-mates to rally around Benjamin Mendy after the France left-back's flying start with the Premier League leaders was curtailed by injury.

Speaking after Tuesday's 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League Group F – City's seventh consecutive win in all competitions - manager Pep Guardiola conceded Mendy was most likely to be sidelined for months by knee damage he sustained during last weekend's 5-0 thumping of Crystal Palace.

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