David Silva could feature against Real Madrid in Wednesday night’s Champions League last-16 clash after being rested over the weekend, reports BBC Sport.
The 34-year-old picked up a minor knee injury in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over West Ham United (February 19), limping off in the 85th minute to be replaced by Phil Foden.
Silva was an unused substitute in their 1-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday but has been included in City’s travelling squad for Madrid, so he could make his return at the Santiago Bernabeu.
How will Manchester City fare against Real Madrid?
The Spanish international has made 26 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring and creating 11 goals. He’s a regular in the starting lineup when fit, but Pep Guardiola still has Ilkay Gundogan, Rodrigo, Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva at his disposal if needs be.
City booked their place in the Champions League knockouts after finishing top of Group C with 14 points from six games. The Sky Blues were unbeaten in the group stage and conceded only four goals, so Guardiola’s men are no slouches.
They come into Wednesday’s meeting with Real off the back of consecutive victories and have won eight of their last 10 on the road.