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Laporte a doubt for United clash

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte is a doubt for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester United.

The Frenchman played 75 minutes at Sheffield United last week after almost five months out with a knee injury but was not involved against Fulham on Sunday.

Number two goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, having played in all domestic cup matches this season, is set to continue. Winger Leroy Sane (knee) is the only major absentee.

United midfielder Nemanja Matic is a doubt for the trip to the Etihad Stadium.

The Serbia international picked up a knock in Sunday’s 6-0 win at Tranmere, which David De Gea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were rested for.

Marcus Rashford, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay remain sidelined, as do Marcos Rojo and Axel Tuanzebe. Timothy Fosu-Mensah is pushing for fitness.

Man City provisional squad: Bravo, Ederson, Carson, Walker, Cancelo, Stones, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Laporte, Garcia, Angelino, Mendy, Zinchenko, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, D Silva, B Silva, Foden, Sterling, Mahrez, Jesus, Aguero.

Provisional squad: De Gea, Romero, Grant, Wan-Bissaka, Dalot, Bailly, Jones, Maguire, Laird, Lindelof, Bernard, Shaw, Williams, Fred, Garner, Levitt, Gomes, Lingard, James, Matic, Mata, Pereira, Chong, Greenwood, Martial.