Man City v Man United preview
David Silva will be given every chance to prove his fitness
ahead of the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium.
The Spaniard missed the midweek loss to Borussia Dortmund in the
Champions League with a hamstring injury but remains in contention
and is battling to be ready.
Aleksandar Kolarov has been ruled out with a groin problem,
while Mancini will continue to monitor the progress made by fellow
injury victims Gael Clichy and James Milner.
Tom Cleverley is doubtful for Manchester United after limping
out of the game against CFR Cluj and will have a scan on his calf
Sir Alex Ferguson has also revealed that Shinji Kagawa and
Nemanja Vidic, who have both suffered knee injuries, are struggling
to be fit in time for the derby.
The likes of Robin van Persie and Patrice Evra are set to return
to the starting line-up after being rested in midweek.