Ruben Dias is in contention for being involved in Manchester City's clash with Leeds United.


Pep Guardiola did not rule out giving the center back a debut, just days after he became Manchester City's record signing on a £ 64.3m move from Benfica.


Guardiola believes the defender could finally fill the void left by Vincent Kompany and resolve City's increasingly fragile defense.


Their problems at the back were ruthlessly exposed by Leicester in Sunday's 5-2 loss, and Leeds have already proven their attacking threat with three goals at Anfield against Liverpool at the start of the season.






Match preview: Leeds vs Man City

Dias has had little time to meet his new teammates and, with Aymeric Laporte in shape again, Guardiola could choose to play the French defender alongside Nathan Ake.


But Guardiola said his new signing was competing to be on the squad.


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Before the meeting with Leeds, Guardiola praised his Marcelo Bielsa, whom he considers an inspiration in his managerial career.






Manchester City predicted XI to face Leeds United (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Ake, Laporte, Mendy; Rodri, Fernandinho; De Bruyne; Mahrez, Sterling, Foden

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