Man City midfielder Silva gets derby all-clear

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has been given the all-clear to face Manchester United on Sunday.

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has been given the all-clear to face Manchester United on Sunday.

The Mirror says Silva is fit for the Manchester derby after a dramatic recovery from a hamstring injury.

Manchester City's Spanish playmaker has responded well to special training sessions arranged by the champions' medical staff over the past three days.

He has come through them well enough to make himself available for Sunday lunchtime's second vs first showdown with neighbours United at Eastlands.

It is the news that Blues manager Roberto Mancini was desperate to hear for a game he knows becomes an almost must-win shoot out, both in terms of the title race and his own job security.

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