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Speaking in his press conference prior to this weekend’s match against Sunderland, Manuel Pellegrini said of the Spaniard, “He has a problem with his calf.
“I don’t (know) exactly how many weeks it will be but maybe three or four.”
While Silva could miss five matches, not returning until 7 December, there was better news when it came to Vincent Kompany, with the Belgian defender earmarked for a return on 24 November.
From one manager to the other, with the Express reporting that Sunderland’s Gus Poyet will have no issue playing Wes Brown for his third match in quick succession.
The former Manchester United man has suffered a series of major injuries in recent years, but Poyet is considering playing him against City.
“Wes Brown played twice in three days and the only thing we need to check is his recovery,” the Black Cats boss said.
“I have seen him and he is fine and it is the perfect situation for us.”
Moving on, the Manchester Evening News has published quotes from City’s owner Sheikh Mansour, where he speaks of high hopes for the future of the club.
Stating that, “ambitions are large and unlimited” he added that the Blues’ success to date was only “part of the upgrading of the club to the ranks of those that can compete at tournaments in England and Europe.”
That will be music to the ears of City’s fans, if this really is just the beginning of a far bigger and more successful story.
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