Manchester United hope to have Chris Smalling back for today's FA Cup tie at Manchester City.

The Daily Star Sunday says United hope to have Smalling BACK for today's showdown at the Etihad Stadium.

The England defender, 22, has recovered from illness and trained yesterday.

And despite United boss Sir Alex Ferguson insisting David de Gea is his No.1 keeper, Anders Lindegaard could keep his place for the Manchester derby.