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Manchester City ace David Silva fit to face Manchester United

David Silva fit for Manchester derby
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says that midfielder David Silva "is really good" and will feature against Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend.

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Manchester City midfielder David Silva has recovered from a minor injury scare in time to be considered for selection against Manchester United.

The Spain international was ruled out of the midweek Champions League trip to Shakhtar Donetsk with a "little problem" sustained in the 2-1 win over West Ham United.

Silva, who has been a key component for City this term with a joint league-high eight Premier League assists, was seen as touch-and-go for Sunday afternoon's meeting with rivals United at Old Trafford.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, however, Guardiola revealed that the 31-year-old is now fit and will likely play a full part.

"David is going to play," he said. "The doctor told me at the beginning of the week there was a doubt about him playing, that's why I said what I said, but today he arrived and said he is really good so he is going to play."

United boss Jose Mourinho questioned Guardiola's assessment of Silva's injury earlier this week, accusing his counterpart of playing mind games.


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1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
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12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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