England and duo Karen Bardsley and Ellen White face time out after injuries sustained in training with the Women’s Super League club.

Goalkeeper Bardsley is expected to return before Christmas after an operation on her hamstring.

Striker White, meanwhile, is set for a “short spell on the sidelines” after requiring knee surgery, say City.

Neither player travelled with the squad to North Carolina for last week’s Women’s International Champions Cup.

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