VINCENT KOMPANY could make his Manchester City return against Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium tomorrow.
City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed that the Belgian central defender has successfully resumed training after a muscle injury and may be in his plans for the visit of Mark Hughes' men.
Skipper Kompany, who was signed for City by current Potters boss Hughes in 2008, has only made five starts this season but is still regarded as a key figure in the blue half of Manchester.
Speaking to the media earlier this afternoon, Guardiola said: ""People are tired, but the rest is OK. Vincent has started to train regularly."
City are currently third in the Premier League, 11 points behind leaders Chelsea, but they are in a rich vein of form having won their last four league outings, most recently at Sunderland on Sunday.
Guardiola added: "We're focused on the next game, the gap is so big and it depends on tomorrow.
"Of course we have one less game to play.... against United.
"Stoke, what they are - what they do, how they defend, how they attack, conceding few chances. Every game is the same.
"We focus on that, not the points."