manager expects winger Leroy Sane to miss “six or seven months” with a knee injury.

The international, 23, tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday’s Community Shield win over .

Sane, who had been linked with a summer move to , went off after just 13 minutes at .

“It is incredibly bad news,” said Guardiola before the champions’ opener at on Saturday (12:30 BST kick-off).

“I don’t know how long he will be out. Normally this kind of injury is six or seven months – hopefully February or March.”

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