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Manchester City midfielder David Silva to miss Manchester Derby

Manchester City midfielder David Silva is set to miss the Manchester Derby this weekend. The playmaker sustained an injury in the final minutes of Manchester City’s win over West Ham at the weekend.

According to manager Pep Guardiola, Silva felt “uncomfortable” in the final minutes of the team’s win on Sunday. It came just moments after Silva’s 83rd minute game winning goal for Manchester City.

Silva has stayed behind in Manchester as the club have travelled to Ukraine to play Champions League opponents Shakhtar Donetsk Wednesday night.

“David had a little bit of problems in the last minutes,” Guardiola said during Tuesday’s pre-match news conference.

“We made a test after the game and I don’t know if he is able to play on Sunday, so that’s why he stayed there, to recover in Manchester.

“It’s something, something uncomfortable he felt in the last minutes, before the goal he felt something.

“Hopefully he can be fit for Sunday but it was too risky to play him [Wednesday].”

Silva is tied for the most assists in the Premier League with teammate Kevin De Bruyne. He has added two goals as well this season.

Without Silva, Manchester City will still have plenty of firepower for Sunday’s match at Old Trafford. However, Silva’s excellent form will be missed in the fixture between the two sides.