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.
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."