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Man City defender Otamendi struggling to make derby

Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi is struggling to make Saturday's clash at Manchester United.

The Times says Otamendi, 28, sneaked a late equaliser as Argentina, without injured captain Lionel Messi, drew 2-2 with Venezuela last night.

But his involvement has seriously jeopardised his chances of featuring in the Manchester derby.

Guardiola is expecting Otamendi to return to training tomorrow, less than 48 hours after his South American World Cup qualifier.

It's a nine-hour, 4,900-mile flight to Manchester, leaving the Spanish tactician with a selection headache.

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