Pep Guardiola says Manchester City "don't have many players" for Wednesday's Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester United due to Covid-19.
Guardiola was without six players for the Premier League game at Chelsea on Sunday and although his side ran out convincing 3-1 winners, the Spaniard fears City's busy schedule will take its toll.
"We don't have many players," Guardiola told Sky Sports. "To play one, two games is okay but if sustained for a long time - and you can use just 14 or 15 players - it will be more difficult.
"But like everyone in the world, we have to adjust in our lives and our profession as much as possible. We don't have an alternative.
"The important thing is there guys who have Covid recover well and the others try to avoid it as much as possible."