Citizens will try to close on UTD at the top of the table when they take on Aston Villa on Monday.
Their manager, Paul Lambert, won’t have at his disposal Marc Albrighton because of the ankle injury and Richard Dunne because of the groin injury, while Shay Given, Ron Vlaar and Darren Bent could return after missing match agains’t Arsenal.
Chris Herd is still out because of the ankle strain, while Craig Gardner is out for a long time because of an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Roberto Mancini will be without Maicon who has a knee injury, while Vincent Kompany could miss the match because of a calf problem, while Gareth Barry and Micah Richards could be on the bench.
Jack Rodwell could start from the first minute, while Carlos Tevez will be considered for a starting eleven after scoring a goal against Chelsea last match.