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Manchester United v Manchester City: Leroy Sane is fighting fit and targeting a dream debut at Old Trafford

By Andy Hampson

Leroy Sane is hoping to make his Manchester City debut in tomorrow's derby at United.

The Germany international has not featured since his £37.5m summer move from Schalke after suffering a hamstring injury.

The 20-year-old, who returned to training before the recent international break, said: "I feel good now and I'm ready to play. I've trained well and my hamstring is fine so I'm looking forward to finally getting started."

An appearance in the eagerly-anticipated fixture at Old Trafford could prove a baptism of fire. The match has been heavily hyped, with both clubs having recruited significantly over the summer and having started their Premier League campaigns well.

A fierce atmosphere is anticipated and the game will also see Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, new managers at United and City respectively, go head to head in a renewal of an old rivalry.

Sane said: "I've played in derby games in Germany but this should be a great match and one I'm really looking forward to, especially because Pep Guardiola is taking on Jose Mourinho.

"I hope I can play some part and help us to three points."

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