Date: 13th January 2012 at 11:14am
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David Silva believes his ankle injury will have heeled in time for Monday nights match against Premier League strugglers Wigan Athletic.

Being knocked out of the FA Cup by United was an important moment – we really wanted to try and retain the trophy,’ David told The Sun.

Painful

‘And it was a pain watching the Carling Cup defeat on television.It was a bad result for us but we could rise above it in the second leg at Anfield. We still have a good chance of making the final.’

‘One thing is certain; we have failed in two consecutive home matches against big clubs.’


Priority

‘But I do not think these setbacks are that significant or that City are a club in crisis. The season is very long and any club can suffer defeats. Of course our priority is the league.’

‘We top the table and any one of our rivals would rather be in our position. Even at this stage a three-point advantage is sensational. But from now on we must play every match as though it were a final.’


City v Wigan

‘I think that I will be able to play, although the decision rests with the coach. But it’s not going to be an easy night.’

Silva has been sorely missed and I for one welcome him back with open arms.

 

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